Legacy Art Galleries has a rich and varied art collection of approximately 18,000 objects. Collection strengths include art of the Pacific Northwest, with a significant focus on contemporary Indigenous prints; Arts and Crafts decorative arts; and European, Asian, and Pre-Columbian works.
Statement of Care
At UVic we know our collections contain items that are important to originating communities. We are dedicated to respectfully caring for culturally sensitive materials in our care.
We are currently working to research the collections and make known to Indigenous communities the Indigenous cultural belongings we are holding. We are guided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. We will look to Indigenous people to determine how these materials should be cared for going forward, and if it is appropriate for us to be holding these materials in an art collection.