Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery hosts a varied program of as many as 12 exhibitions a year in the University Centre Exhibition Gallery. These include loan exhibitions, and exhibits drawn from the University's two collections (Maltwood and University) and from the works of students and faculty. The Maltwood Collection in the Maltwood Collection Study Gallery can be viewed either at special openings or by arrangement with the curator. The gallery has been designed as a research and study facility and offers the public a unique opportunity to view museum conservation and preservation procedures first hand.



3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road), University Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
V8P 5C2

Telephone: 250-721-8298
Fax: (50-721-8299

Mailing Address: 
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
PO 3025, University Centre, UVIC, Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3P2

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Open: Monday to Friday 10 AM to 4 PM closed Saturdays and Sundays

Closed: Saturday • Sunday
All Canadian and British Columbia Statutory Holidays

Administration fees

Admission: Free

About Collections

THE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION Since its institution in 1953 under the tenure of Dr. W.H. Hickman, Principal of Victoria College (1953-1963), this collection has grown to over 6,000 items representing the work of contemporary Western Canadian artists, particulary those of British Columbia. Collecting in recent years has concentrated in the graphic arts, reflecting the importance of those media among B.C.'s practicing artists.

THE MALTWOOD COLLECTION This collection of fine, decorative and applied arts is the bequest of English sculptress and antiquarian, Katharine Emma Maltwood, F.R.S.A. (1878-1961). Reflecting the tastes and travels of Mrs. Maltwood and her husband John Maltwood, the collection ranges from Oriental ceramics, costumes and rugs to seventeenth centuryEnglish furniture, Canadian paintings and Katherine Maltwood's own sculptures.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 12,000


Architectural Records • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Films and Videos • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Glass • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Musical Instruments • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts

African • Asian • Australian • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • Inuit • European • Oceanian • Central/South American

Contemporary • Modern • Historical
Other Period: 1800's to present
Variety of styles

Mixed Media, Multimedia or Installations • Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture • Sketchbooks or Albums • Film and Video

Folk Art • War Art • Religious Art

Human History

Ceremonial Objects • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Masks • Medals • Memorabilia • Musical Instruments • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Toys and Games • Weapons • Imaging : Film : Photographs : Video

Services & Activities

Research Services

Information Centre • Library • Video Library

Educational Programs

Classes or Workshops • Internships

Visitor Services

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Art Rental • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Charged : Bus • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Cloakroom • Washrooms

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 2

Activities: Cataloguing

Food Services

Cafeteria • Snack Bar or Vending Machines • Catering Services

Publications & Products

Botswana Live: An Exhibition of Art and Craftworks - this CD combines high-resolution photos of fine and decorative arts with information on the artist, medium and social background of each piece, and includes an interactive map of the Botswana landscape.

Annual Reports • Brochures • Catalogues • CD-ROMS • Scholarly Papers • Slides • Videos
Other: Videodocs

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