The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

The ArQuives's Digital Exhibitions

Explore highlights from The ArQuives’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artifacts, ephemera and more!

National Portrait Collection

The National Portrat Collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits, and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to 75 portraits of various mediums that include photography, oil and watercolour. We are committed to continuous expansion of the Collection, thereby actively engaging in the creation of our own historical record. Community members may nominate an individual for the NPC at any time; no more than 3 new inductees are selected each year. For more information, please contact the CLGA directly. 

The Collection is regularly exhibited in our home in Toronto as well as at other venues across Canada, in celebration of all LGBT communities. The Collection is also available to organzations and businesses on loan. If you are interested in showing a selection of portraits, please contact us directly to enquire about our NPC loan program.