90 Years, 90 works- Celebrating the gallery's 90th anniversary

Exhibition date:
01 December 2009 to 14 February 2010
New Zealand
Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Sarjeant Gallery opening. Without the generous bequest of Henry Sarjeant, who died in 1912, Wanganui would not have such a fine public gallery or such a rich and diverse collection, which now numbers more than 8,000 items. The gallery’s collection began some 18 years prior to the gallery opening in 1919, when Henry and his wife Ellen Stewart – founding members of the Wanganui Arts and Crafts Society, an organisation established in 1901 – began acquiring works of art for a future gallery. 

Text extracted from the Sarjeant Gallery website.