Collection


The Permanent Collection

May 15, 2018

The Permanent Collection is geared towards conserving the art heritage, mainly that of the Laurentians, for future generations.

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The Loan Collection

May 15, 2018

The principal aim of the Loan Collection is the dissemination of works, in order to give the collection the widest availability possible and increase public awareness of contemporary art.

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The Teaching Collection

May 15, 2018

The museum’s education department can use these works in its extramural educational activities in schools.

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The Documentary Collection

May 15, 2018

The Documentary Collection aims to document or conserve a trace of an art event related to the museum or to one of its artworks.

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Working towards an active collecting

May 15, 2018

The MAC LAU’s museum status, obtained in 2014, represented the culmination of work begun over 10 years ago. The museum’s demographic context, size, new designation, focus, and management all have an influence on its art policy. Thus, a committee is currently working on the MAC LAU’s artistic statement, beginning with what constitutes an art museum’s aesthetic and political responsibility. Using this vision statement as its starting point, the MAC LAU will revise its field of action and the focus of its collection, as well as work towards a harmonized vision of collecting and disseminating. It is important to examine the concept of the contract that links the institution to the artist, gallery owner, and collector. The MAC LAU will also review its modes of acquisition through this lens.

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Innovating our collection approach

May 15, 2018

Aware that only a fraction of museum collections are exhibited, leaving a vast selection of artworks and cultural heritage unseen in museum storage, in 2006 the MAC LAU decided to establish four distinct collections: the Permanent Collection, the Loan Collection, the Teaching Collection and the Documentary Collection.

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Politique de gestion des collections

June 11, 2018

(This content is actually unavailable in English.) Le Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides a pour mission de refléter et de promouvoir le travail des artistes en arts visuels. À cet égard, il collectionne, conserve, diffuse et documente les œuvres, en mettant l’accent sur l’art contemporain et actuel.

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View the collection

Consult Artefacts Canada, an online data-base, to learn more about our collections.

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Artwork donation

Contribute to the development of our collection

The main mission of the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides is to showcase, share and promote the works of visual artists. Towards this vision, the museum collects, preserves, exhibits and documents artworks with a particular emphasis on contemporary art. The MAC LAU acquires, on a regular basis, a growing collection of print and audiovisual works and media reflective of the visual arts practices of the Laurentians, allowing for the continued documentation, preservation, research, exhibition and interpretation of these works. The MAC LAU carefully evaluates all artworks donation submissions.

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