Vault Tours

As previously mentioned, Library and Archives Canada is offering tours of its portrait collection in Gatineau.


The Portrait Gallery of Canada is inviting the public to take a glimpse Inside Vault 34 - A Curator's Tour, a series of Sunday-only free guided tours of the Library and Archives portrait collection housed in the climate-controlled Vault 34 at the Gatineau Preservation Centre.

During this behind-the-scenes look, visitors will have an opportunity to view rare and unique masterworks. The "Four Indian Kings," recently displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, Yousuf Karsh's famous black and white portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, and Wayne Gretzky by Andy Warhol are just a few of the important works that will be available.

Every Sunday, from September 16 to November 4, 2007 inclusive, there will be two tours daily, at 11:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m., each with a capacity of 15 persons.

A free shuttle to and from the Gatineau Preservation Centre will depart from Library and Archives Canada at 395 Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa.

Reservations recommended: 613-944-1741
Age: 12 + (photo ID required)

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