Since 1989, the Public Art Bureau has been responsible for managing the municipal collection of public art. Today, the collection includes more than 320 artworks, the oldest one dating from 1809, integrated into public spaces and municipal buildings (libraries, cultural centres, sports facilities and others).
The Bureau’s team is composed of experts in art history and restoration. These professionals implement the Bureau’s mission, which is divided into three mandates.
The acquisition of artworks includes contemporary art practices targeting professional artists through competitions, or by invitation or public notice. Donations also enhance the collection.
Conservation includes regular maintenance at restoration sites and conservation activities to preserve the integrity of artworks while respecting the artists’ intentions.
The artworks in the collection are promoted in various ways, from publications to cultural mediation activities.
All these activities are performed in collaboration with professionals in municipal and borough departments, as well as with governmental and private partners.
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