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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia was established in 1975 to succeed and replace the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, a private body. The art gallery's mandate is to acquire, preserve and exhibit works of art. In 1985 its mandate was substantially revised and expanded to include advisory, consulting and communication services; promotion of artistic creation, art history scholarship and art appreciation; and retail sales, lending and distribution; its mandate remains essentially unchanged. The art gallery is administered by an executive board answerable to the minister of communities, culture and heritage.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1975 c. 3, 1985 c. 34, 2012 c. 54; Order in Council 2003-516 (4 Dec. 2003).

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