Área de identidad
Código de referencia
CA ON00012 SC034
Art Institute of Ontario fonds
- 1959-1968 (Criação)
Nivel de descripción
Volumen y soporte
27 cm of textual records and graphic material
Área de contexto
Nombre del productor
Paul Bennett was hired as the AIO’s first Field Director / Adviser in 1959, and remained in this capacity until 1964. He then became Director, serving until 1968.
Nombre del productor
(1951 - 1968)
The Art Institute of Ontario (AIO) was incorporated in 1951 to circulate art exhibitions, lecturers, and instructional programmes to venues in smaller communities. The idea of an art institute had been discussed informally as early as 1948, and the Art Gallery of Toronto had organized circulating exhibitions. The AIO was formed when a grant from the Ontario Department of Education made it possible to sponsor a travelling exhibition throughout the province. Later grants from the Atkinson Foundation, the Canada Council, and the Province of Ontario Council for the Arts supported AIO’s operations. The AIO was an alliance of several Ontario visual arts institutions and organizations. Its founding members were the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Toronto (now Art Gallery of Ontario), Hart House (University of Toronto), London Public Library & Art Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Ontario Association of Architects, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Ontario Museum, Willistead Library and Art Gallery (Windsor) and the Windsor Art Association. The AIO maintained close ties with the Art Gallery of Ontario throughout its existence. It was absorbed into the extension programme of the AGO in 1968.
Origen del ingreso o transferencia
Records were donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario by Paul Bennett ca. 1991.
Área de contenido y estructura
Alcance y contenido
Fonds consists of Art Institute of Ontario records accumulated by Paul Bennett, in the course of his duties as Field Director / Adviser and later Director of the Art Institute of Ontario. Fonds includes Adviser’s service reports, minutes of annual meetings, director’s reports, funding briefs, and two scrapbooks documenting the activities of the AIO. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Adviser’s service reports 2. Minutes, director’s reports and funding briefs 3. Scrapbooks
Valorización, destrucción y programación
No further accruals are expected.
Sistema de ordenación
Área de condiciones de acceso y uso
Condiciones de acceso
Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
Material in this fonds is in the public domain. Permission of the Art Gallery of Ontario is required for publication.
Idioma del material
Transcripción del material
Notas sobre los idiomas y transcripciones
Características físicas y requisitos técnicos
Instrumentos de descripción
A box-file list is available.
Área de materiales relacionados
Existencia y localización de originales
Existencia y localización de copias
Unidades de descripción relacionadas
Área de notas
Publications received with this fonds have been added to the collection of the E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives. A list of these titles is available on request.