What we do
The University of Victoria Art Collections consists of some 19,000 art objects which support the teaching and research programs of the University.
Since the founding of the collection in 1953 a number of named collections have provided the thematic direction of the acquisition program. The two founding collection were the the University of Victoria Collection and the John and Katharine Maltwood Collection. A third collection, the Michael C. Williams Collection, was recently received by way of bequest. It underpins the exhibitions at our downtown Victoria Legacy Gallery.
As a leader in cultural and academic collaborations, we reach across disciplines, within and beyond the university to engage curiosity, inspire creativity, and foster research and learning through art.