Art Gallery of Sudbury continues search for new home
Age and accessibility limitations of the Bell Mansion are becoming difficult for the gallery to deal with
The Art Gallery of Sudbury has been searching for a new, larger home for years.
Plans for a new facility could be expedited now that Sudbury city council has made the gallery one of its priority projects.
Two facilities sharing a common space
Demetra Christakos, director and curator of the art gallery, said they've joined forces with the Sudbury Public Library to work together on the project.
A new facility would also put the Art Gallery in a higher category, as far as galleries in the country are ranked, Christakos said.
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"Looking at a purpose build, category A, art museum that would really put us on a different register of public visitation," she said, "putting us on the same register as the Art Gallery of Ontario or the National gallery of Canada."
With files from Angela Gemmill. Edited/packaged by Casey Stranges