Opening with Qaumajuq in February 2021, the Knowledge and Sharing Centre, on the second level features an outdoor Carving Porch, Learning Common, and the Niizhwaaso Collaborative Research Centre.

Access virtual and live learning experiences, research initiatives, outreach programs, and archival resources. The Knowledge and Sharing Centre is the hub for the WAG’s training, internship, and mentorship programs for young people seeking careers in the arts.

The Niizhwaaso Collaborative Research Centre includes artist files, periodicals, and archives totaling over 24,000 volumes. This space expands on the Clara Lander Library, established in 1971.

The non-circulating collections support research activities of WAG staff and are also available to the academic community and general public.

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Maintaining over 10,000 artists’ biography files, focusing on Manitoban and Canadian artists. Files contain clippings and pamphlets and other ephemera on artists represented in the WAG collection, as well as Canadian and international artists. Access to this collection is available on the Canadian Heritage Information Network database, Artists in Canada.

The Periodicals collection includes magazines, newspapers, and other serial publications available for browsing and research. Our library subscribes to scholarly and general art magazines, featuring key Canadian, North American, and international titles as well as the Art Index database.

The WAG Archives collection represents the activities of the Gallery from its inception to the present. In addition to institutional records, the collection also includes the archives of individuals uniquely connected to the Gallery. Access information about our archives collection here.

The outdoor Carving Porch is a space for creative energy to flourish with exciting hands-on activities.

Education through the voices of art is a cornerstone of the WAG’s mission. Next to its exhibition areas, most of Qaumajuq’s 40,000 square feet is dedicated to school and public learning spaces, both indoor and outdoor with studios and classrooms filled with beautiful light allowing for activities like carving, creating video games, or connecting with Northern communities.

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Learn more about our exciting interactive, curriculum-based tours, lessons, and workshops. Bring your class @WAG for guided 60-minute tours adapted to best suit the appropriate grade levels. Or we can come to your classroom virtually! Our virtual programs have three types of sessions: Virtual Tours, Virtual Lessons, or Virtual Workshops.

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