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Acquiring Differently

International Colloquium at the NGC, from November 30 to December 2

This international, bimodal and bilingual, colloquium is jointly produced by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) as part of the CIÉCO Research and Inquiry Group's New Uses of Collections in Art Museums Partnership. This colloquium was also made possible with the support of Équipe Art et Musée.

Bimodal colloquium in person and online

  • Thursday, November 30 starting at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, December 1st starting at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 2nd starting at 9 a.m.

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4
and online on Zoom

The event will take place in English and French. Simultaneous interpretation is available in both languages.

To register for the symposium, see the links at the bottom of the page

A bus will run from Montréal to the National Gallery of Canada and back on Friday, December 1st Reservations are required as places are limited. For more information, click here. This transportation is offered by the Canada Research Chair in Civic Museology.


The conference outlines some of the innovative practices that are changing the standards and practices of art acquisition. While new approaches to acquisition are becoming increasingly widespread in all areas of collecting, they are also giving rise to innovative ways of thinking and doing that are having a transformative impact on galleries, museums, art, and society as a whole.

With interventions by :

  • Julie Alary Lavallée, Musée d’art de Joliette
  • Julie Bawin, Université de Liège
  • Jean-François Bélisle, National Gallery of Canada
  • Heather Bidzinski, University of Manitoba
  • Mélanie Boucher, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Deanna Bowen, Artist
  • Fiona Cameron, Western Sydney University
  • Josée Drouin-Brisebois, National Gallery of Canada
  • Anne Dymond, University of Lethbridge
  • Léuli Eshrāghi, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Liam Gillick, Artist
  • Reesa Greenberg, Independant researcher
  • Nada Guzin Lukic, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Michelle Jacques, Remai Modern
  • Ana Janevski, Museum of Modern Art
  • Jonathan Lainey, McCord Stewart Museum
  • Bernard Lamarche, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Johanne Lamoureux, Université de Montréal
  • Linda Leckart, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Steven Loft, National Gallery of Canada
  • Jessica Minier, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • John Moses, Canadian Museum of History
  • Carey Newman, artist
  • Alexandra Nichols, Tate Modern
  • Mariah O’Brien, Université de Montréal
  • Anabelle Kienle Ponka, National Gallery of Canada
  • Aude Porcedda, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Lisa Quirion, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Geneviève Saulnier, National Gallery of Canada
  • Guillaume Savard, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • karen elaine spencer, Artist
  • Marine Thébault, Université Côte d’Azur
  • Laurent Vernet, Galerie de l’Université de Montréal

Moderated by :

  • Julie Bélisle, Biosphère
  • Emmanuel Château-Dutier, Université de Montréal
  • Mitchell B. Frank, Carleton University
  • Marie-Hélène Leblanc, Galerie UQO
  • Steven Loft, National Gallery of Canada
  • Jean-Michel Quirion, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada
  • Ming Tiampo, Carleton University
  • Jean-Philippe Uzel, Université du Québec à Montréal



Jessica Minier
Portrait d'une jeune femme aux cheveux longs et blonds assise sur une chaise devant un mur blanc.

Jessica Minier

Étudiante au doctorat, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Mélanie Boucher
Visage d'une femme souriante au cheveux mi-longs brun foncés.

Mélanie Boucher

Professeure à l’École des arts et cultures, Université du Québec en Outaouais

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