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Unfinished Business: Collecting Canadian Photography

thu26oct12:00 pmthu2:00 pmUnfinished Business: Collecting Canadian PhotographyThursday, October 26, 2023 12 pm Event Organized ByThe Image Centre12:00 pm - 2:00 pm RegionGreater Toronto & Hamilton,Southwestern OntarioCityToronto

Event Details

Noon Time Collection Talk with Christopher Varley and Paul Roth

Join local collector and former curator Christopher Varley in conversation with IMC Director Paul Roth, as they discuss a transformative acquisition of Canadian photography. In 2019, Varley generously donated over 500 photographs from his personal collection to the IMC. Created by various Canadian makers from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these photographs document a wide range of subjects across the nation. This Noon Time Collection talk will explore how Varley acquired pictures over time, as well as the complexities of building a comprehensive collection of historical Canadian photography.

This event takes place at Peter Higdon Research Centre, 122 Bond Street, Toronto, Second floor, room RIC-241 / IMC-241. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is always free.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 12–8 pm
Thursday–Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday–Tuesday: Closed

Free Exhibition Tours
Tuesdays: Tours by appointment
Wednesday–Friday: 1:30pm, drop-in



(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Image Centre

33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

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