Aboriginal Art Centre

The Aboriginal Art Centre at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is responsible for the development, preservation and promotion of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's Aboriginal Art Collection.

The Aboriginal Art Collection represents works of art by Canadian First Nations (Indian), Inuit and Métis artists. AANDC's collection of over 4,000 works includes regional representation from prominent, mid-career and emerging artists of all major art media forms such as basketry, beadwork, carvings, ceramics, drawings, installation art, paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, and textiles dating from the early 1960s to the present.

What Information is Available?

AANDC's Aboriginal Art Collection is managed by the Aboriginal Art Centre and includes an Acquisition Program; Art Lending Program; Resource Library of Aboriginal art documentation; and the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Art Gallery. Our extensive list of Links provides many resources outside of AANDC for artists and art connoisseurs.

Contact Us

For more information on any of our programs our services, please contact us:

Aboriginal Art Centre
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, Room 928
10 Wellington Street.
Gatineau, Québec
K1A 0H4


(Access to research facilities by appointment only)

(819) 994-1264

Art Registrar
(819) 997-8310

Exhibition and Loans
(819) 997-6550

(819) 953-0165