Collection LA.SC159 - Joan Murray-Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné collection

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Joan Murray-Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné collection


  • [c.1973]-2016 (Creation)

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Approximately 6 metres of textual records and photographs

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Joan Murray (1943-) is an art historian, curator, author and museum administrator known for her work at art museums including the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

AGO Credit Line: Gift in memory of Marilyn Thomson, 2018

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Scope and content

Collection consists of research and administrative files created and maintained by Joan Murray during the development of the Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné, and further files documenting the editing and online publication of the catalogue by Emma Conner.

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Conditions governing access

Researchers wishing to access any part of this collection must complete a research agreement. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.

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  • English

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A finding aid is in progress. Contact the reference desk for more information.

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Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Preliminary description created 17 July 2019.


  • English



Archivist's note

Preliminary description by Hannah Johnston and Amy Furness.

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