- March 21, 2019
Workshop: Strategizing Acquisitions in Different Collections Mandates
Presented by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, in partnership with the DMG
This OAAG workshop focused on gallery acquisition strategies, their impact on both the institution and donor, and accession procedures. Participants examined how to strategically accept and decline acquisitions based on the gallery’s mandate and limitations through peer-to-peer discussions and practicum. After this workshop, participants will be able to identify the different types of acquisitions, determine gaps in permanent collections, understand how to fill these gaps through acquisitions, the procedures behind accepting an acquisition, donation strategies, bequests, and how to maintain donor relations from the perspective of the institution. Participants left the workshop with comprehensive knowledge of the legal attributes of accepting donations, receipting, and determining donation values.