The Canadian Guild of Crafts was founded in 1906 in an effort to
conserve, encourage and promote Inuit art, First Nations art and Fine Crafts of Canada. As a non-profit organization,
the Guild is managed by an annually elected board of directors.
The Guild's work is funded through membership fees, a percentage of the receipts
from sales at its gallery and generous donations.|
The Guild has a small museum in which to exhibit its
permanent collection of Inuit art
dating from the early 1900’s to the present day. It is one of the most
remarkable collections in Canada and constitutes a priceless cultural heritage.
The Guild is pleased to offer researchers access to its catalogue and
The Guild gallery promotes
art of the First Nations, Inuit art and
Fine Crafts. What the Guild looks for in a particular piece is uniqueness or limited production as well as high quality and originality.
The Guild organizes about ten
exhibitions per year, bringing together works by renowned and upcoming artists and
artisans. A prestigious display of such works can be seen in the windows of well-known Sherbrooke Street galleries situated in the same neighbourhood as the
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
To order any of these works, please contact us by e-mail, phone or fax. Please do not
share any personal information over e-mail, as this website is not secure.
Our group of consultants passionate about Inuit and first Nations Art and Fine Craft are pleased to offer you the following services :
·Expertise and personalized services in the selection of works of art;
·Individualized service to business and designers;
· Cooperate gift ideas;
· Gift certificates;
· Gift wrapping service;
· Visits to the permanent collection (guided tours available);
· Viewing of video documents about the Guild’s Collection ;
· Access to the archives (by appointment only)
For more information, contact us.
In 2002, the Guild was awarded the Jury’s Grand Prize in the Commerce Design Montréal competition, for the layout of its new permises.
In 2004, the Guild placed among the three finalists of the Institute of Design Montréal Awards interior design category.