Busy year for Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Carter Haydu
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During the regular council meeting at city hall on May 14, 2012, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery administrative director Joan Maier addresses council, accompanied by board member Zach Dietrich.

“In 2011, we had 109 members and three corporate sponsorships,” Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery administrative director Joan Maier said as she presented her organization’s 2011 annual report at Monday’s regular council meeting.

During her presentation, Maier told council in 2011 over 120 individuals volunteered over 2,252 hours of service for the Museum & Art Gallery located next to Moose Jaw Public Library in Crescent Park.

As well, she said approximately 30,000 visitors took in exhibitions at the facility in 2011, while outreach programs were attended by over 15,537 people. She also noted 132 school groups, with over 2,526 students, toured the Museum & Art Gallery in 2011.

There were also 202 participants in summer arts and culture camps, and 357 students enrolled in 35 art classes.

“It is, in my view, a very well run operation,” Mayor Glenn Hagel said about the Museum & Art Gallery on Monday. “One that provides an excellence that is somewhat unexpected for a city of this size.”

In 2011, the City of Moose Jaw provided the Museum & Art Gallery with $115,932 in grant money. Council voted to receive and file Maier’s report.

For more on what happened at Monday's regular council meeting, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Museum Art Gallery, Moose Jaw Public Library, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Crescent Park, Moose Jaw

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