With the development of these four collections, the MAC LAU has established selection criteria that reflect the goals and intentions of each collection, and eased some of the requirements for lending works from the Loan Collection, Teaching Collection and Documentary Collection to allow for greater access to the community.
Committed to creating an overall coherence, the museum will make additions based on the axes of collection established in its acquisition policy. Thus the revised field of action will be applied across the ensemble of all collections.
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.