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.

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.