Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1999

Marjorie Dunlop

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1999 - Marjorie Dunlop

Marjorie Dunlop, Chief Librarian of the Regina Public Library from 1948 to 1972, is credited with making the library one of the most progressive in North America. She initiated diverse programming which continues to evolve and grow. Her philosophy of inclusion, and a firm belief that art should be free and accessible to all led to the establishment of an art gallery in the Central Library. She embraced the arts as part of the repertoire of information formats available through public libraries. In 1972, the art gallery in the Central Library in Regina was named the Dunlop Art Gallery in her honour.