WAG Announces Departure of Head of Museum Services

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is both saddened and pleased to announce that Jasmina Jovanovic-Vlaovic has decided to leave her position as WAG Head of Museum Services in order to take up the directorship of the Art Gallery of Algoma. She will leave the WAG on August 31.

Jovanovic-Vlaovic joined the WAG in 1993 after recently arriving from Serbia. She began her tenure as Paper Conservator and was promoted to Head Conservator in 1998 and to Head of Museum Services in 2002.

“We are very proud of the work that Jasmina has done for the WAG during her 19-year tenure here,” says Director Stephen Borys. “In addition to her important work in overseeing the care and maintenance of the permanent collection and installing world class exhibitions, Jasmina travelled with exhibitions to Asia and Europe showcasing our permanent collection to audiences around the world. We wish her all the best in her new role as director, and I personally look forward to working with her as a colleague.”

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the Art Gallery of Algoma is a public gallery dedicated to cultivating and advancing the awareness of visual arts. It hosts approximately 24 exhibitions each year featuring local, national, and international artists. The AGA also houses a growing permanent collection of 5,000 works of art and an arts-related resource centre.


Approaching its centenary in 2012, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 24,000 objects spanning many centuries and cultures—including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art—the WAG is constantly moving between the historical and the contemporary in an effort to engage a growing public with the power of art in our lives.


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