1. Pierre Arpin, the Director of The Winnipeg Art Gallery announced that he will be departing the WAG on November 9, to take on the position of Head of Visual Arts for the Canada Council for the Arts, in Ottawa.
Gordon Gage, Chairman of the WAGâ€™s Board of Governors, expressed his thanks: â€œPierre has had a huge impact here at the WAG and while the Board and I regret his departure, we understand the significance of his new position just as the Federal government has announced an additional $30 million for the Council.â€
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