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A few years ago, we reconsidered Salish Weave, its large number of works and its many related programs and activities. We determined that a longer-term strategy was required to ensure the conservation of the works, and the sustainability of the programs and activities. As a result of this assessment, we created a succession plan.

We chose, as possible future custodians of Salish Weave, two British Columbia institutions, the University of Victoria Legacy Galleries and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, as well as the National Gallery of Canada located in Ottawa. To our delight, all three institutions agreed to participate in our proposed succession plan, hence assuring the conservation and care of the Coast Salish works of art in the Salish Weave Collection.

In 2015, these institutions selected works of the collection that would complement their respective collections. We then allocated the chosen sculptural works and serigraphs, resolving duplications and proposing additional complementary works in the process. By the end of 2016, these institutions had acquired 24 sculptural works and 108 serigraphs through donations. We have pledged additional sculptural works and serigraphs to be donated in 2018 and beyond.

To sustain the activities related to the collection, we also established the Salish Weave Fund at the Victoria Community Foundation.

We invite you to view the works of the Salish Weave Collection that are now part of the collections of each of the four institutions.

In 2012, following the renovation of the Cornett Building, the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Victoria dedicated this space to contemporary Coast Salish art. Salish Weave supported this project of a permanent Salish art display

In 2008, after renovations to the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia were completed, Salish Weave loaned the eehhwe’p syuth - To Share History masterpiece by John Marston, a renowned Coast Salish

In 2010, Salish Weave donated nine serigraphs by Susan Point to the National Gallery of Canada. The curators of Indigenous Art applied to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, a first experience for Salish Weave. The

Since 2010, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Salish Weave Collection have been partners in raising awareness of contemporary Coast Salish art. At the time, Salish Weave donated nine limited edition prints of its Box Set I