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About the Museum

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.

We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as it brings together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.

We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.

Strategic Plan

The Gardiner Museum’s Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2023 is an evolving document that reflects the contributions of many internal and external stakeholders. The following version is expected to be brought to the Board of Trustees for approval in June 2021, with additional suggestions from the community incorporated before then. If you have comments, please contact Executive Director & CEO Kelvin Browne at kelvin@gardinermuseum.on.ca.

Read the Draft Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023

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