Services

 

Loans and Moves

Loans to Other Institutions

McGill University welcomes requests from museums to borrow artworks from the Collection for exhibitions. If you are interested in borrowing an artwork from our collection, please inquire by Emily.golan [at] mcgill.ca (contacting us).

 

Campus Loan Program

Peter Monk, Genesis, 2013, carved white Carrara marble sculpture. Gift of Peter and Joan Monk for the Faculty of Medicine class of 1987 who wish to memorialize their lost classmates who have passed away. © Peter Monk
Peter Monk, Genesis, 2013, carved white Carrara marble sculpture. Gift of Peter and Joan Monk for the Faculty of Medicine class of 1987 who wish to memorialize their lost classmates who have passed away. © Peter Monk
Offices around campus are encouraged to borrow from McGill’s Visual Arts Collection. The Visual Arts Collection staff will be happy to assist you in borrowing artworks and having them installed securely and properly. We can also facilitate the safe removal and re-installation of artworks during location changes, office moves, or renovations. Artworks from the collection can enhance the decor of department offices, reception areas, and faculty spaces. Individuals are required to agree to treat the works of art with respect and not remove or rehang them without assistance from Visual Arts Collection staff.

If you would like to borrow an artwork from the Collection, please fill out this web form. Please note that the VAC prioritizes installations in public spaces.

 

Moves

Planning a renovation, an office change, or a department move on campus where an artwork is on display? Please let us know in advance and we will make the necessary arrangements to move or store the works in order to keep them intact for your office or department.

The Visual Arts Collection staff strives to ensure the safety of all artwork owned by McGill and appreciates your cooperation. Please fill out this web form to let us know about your renovation or moving plans and the artworks involved. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to Emily.golan [at] mcgill.ca (contact us).

Wyatt Eaton, Portrait of Sir William Dawson, 1891-92, oil on canvas. Commissioned by McGill University.
Wyatt Eaton, Portrait of Sir William Dawson, 1891-92, oil on canvas. Commissioned by McGill University.
Research

The VAC staff is available to help researchers of all kinds learn more about our collection. In addition to consulting our extensive database for you, we can arrange consultations with our physical archive, which holds information about many of the artists and artworks in the collection. vacollection.library [at] mcgill.ca (Contact us)  with a brief description of your project or the artwork(s) you are interested in and we will be happy to assist you.

Digitization of an artwork. Molly Lamb Bobak, Skiers, unknown date, oil on board. Donated by Montreal Standard and Thomson Newspapers.
Digitization of an artwork. Molly Lamb Bobak, Skiers, unknown date, oil on board. Donated by Montreal Standard and Thomson Newspapers.
Rights and Reproduction

If you are filming on the McGill campus or publishing photographs of the campus, you may be reproducing artworks that are copyrighted. The Visual Arts Collection staff can assist you in obtaining the reproduction rights you need to proceed.

Please complete this web form if you would like to reproduce an artwork that belongs to the collection (or one of the images on this website), as they are proprietary to the McGill Visual Arts Collection or its licensors.

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