Vancouver Art Gallery Wants To Get Renovation Right

Using a transparent and widely consultative process may not be glamorous, but the directors of the VAG hope to come up with a solution that fits both the city and the gallery.
March 30, 2004, 11am PST | Zvi Leve
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Excitement and controversy often swirl around the architectural redesigns of Toronto's major cultural institutions. In Vancouver, the process of choosing a design for the expansion of the Vancouver Art Gallery is much more cautious and restrained: "We're trying to come up with a solution that fits the ambitions of this city and the gallery," says director Kathleen Bartels. "The decisions we make are going to be fundamental to shaping the history of Vancouver."

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Published on Saturday, March 27, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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