Mactaggart Art Collection

The Mactaggart Art Collection is composed of more than 1,000 rare works of art, including textiles, costumes, paintings, handscrolls, albums, engravings, and other artifacts from ancient and modern East Asia. It was generously donated to the University of Alberta in 2005 by Edmonton philanthropists Drs. Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart. The collection furthers our knowledge of East Asian cultures and has become a hub of research for students and scholars worldwide.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public by appointment.
  • Members of the public and school groups (K-12) are welcome to arrange a tour (minimum five, maximum 20 people).
  • Contact Museums and Collections Services to arrange an appointment or tour.


Janine Andrews
Executive Director, U of A Museums
Phone: (780) 492-5834

Museums and Collections Services
Phone: (780) 492-5834

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Art Acquisition Committee - Terms of Reference

The Mactaggart Lecture Series (2015/2016)