In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Fall clay classes will be available for online registration starting September 21 at 10 am for Gardiner Friends*, and September 25 at 10 am for the general public. Please note that these classes are uploaded manually so it may take several minutes before the entire schedule is posted. We do not release the schedule in advance of registration.
Because of our reduced staffing and hours, we highly recommend online registration as we will not always have someone answering the phones. If you are unable to register online, you can call 416.408.5055 or email email@example.com and someone will return your message at the first possible opportunity. Messages will be answered in the order that they are received. This may take up to 24 – 48 hours.
*Does not include to Get Acquainted pass holders
New Gardiner Friends: Memberships must be purchased online as a separate transaction prior to purchasing your class in order for your discount to take immediate effect. Please note: Get Acquainted pass holders are not eligible for class discounts.
Existing Gardiner Friends: If you purchased your membership online, your account was automatically created for you using the information you provided at that time. If you purchased in person or over the phone, you will need to link your membership following the steps below in order to receive your discount. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot link your membership. All prior membership glitches have now been resolved.
1. Click “LOGIN” located at the top of the page
2. Click “Create Account”
3. Fill out the form and click “Yes” for “Are you already a Gardiner Friend?”
4. Click “Create Online Account”
5. Enter your membership number and postal code in the following format X#X #X# (Please include the space in your postal code)
6. Click “Create Account”
7. At this point you should be logged in and should be able to see your membership details by clicking “MY ACCOUNT” located at the top of any page.
8. You can renew your membership here.
If you make your purchase and were unable to apply your membership discount, include that in the “Order Notes” field upon registration or send an email to email@example.com. Please do not wait until you arrive for class to let us know that you did not receive your discount.
If you are experiencing difficulties registering and need assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.408.5055. Voicemails will be answered in the order that they are received, with response times being longer than usual on the first day of registration.
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