Art Gallery of Greater Victoria director receives Jubilee medal

Director Jon Tupper honoured during Canadian Museums Associations annual banquet

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria director Jon Tupper.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria director Jon Tupper received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Ottawa April 26.

Awarded by the Governor General of Canada through the Canadian Museums Association, Tupper received the medal in recognition of his exceptional contributions to Canadian culture and heritage.

The new Diamond Jubilee commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Tupper received the medal at the Canadian Museums Associations annual banquet in Ottawa. The medal was presented by MP Rob Moore, chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

“This is a well-deserved honour for Jon and I wish to congratulate him on behalf of the board and staff at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria,” said Dean Freeman, Chair of the AGGV Board of Directors. “The awarding of this medal speaks volumes about the work Jon has done to further arts and culture both here in Victoria and on the national stage.”

Tupper graduated from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. He joined the AGGV as Director in March 2009. Prior to arriving in Victoria he served as director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  He previously held positions with the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Tupper is past-president of the Canadian Museums Association.

For more information, go to aggv.ca.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City frustrated as truck lodged under bridge one week after Victoria installs new signage

Dozens of trucks and buses have hit the E&N Rail bridge on Hereward Road

Police watchdog looking for witnesses to arrests in Victoria’s inner harbour

One male left injured after arrests near Red Fish Blue Fish

Speaker ‘will not tolerate illegal activity’ on B.C. legislature grounds, says chief of staff

Chief of staff to the B.C. speaker Alan Mullen says situation with demonstrators appears ‘fluid’

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Comox 442 Squadron carries out two sea rescue missions north of Vancouver Island

Submitted by Lt. Alexandra Hejduk Special to Black Press 442 Transport and… Continue reading

Most Read