uRegina receives gift of art collection

September 26, 2014

The University of Regina has received a donation of art valued at approximately $3 M from local resident Jacqui Shumiatcher. The donation includes 1,310 paintings and sculptures. The collection had been assembled over several decades by Shumiatcher and her husband. “The art that my husband and I collected over the years will be going to a wonderful new home and family. It will not only be seen, but appreciated, by the many generations who choose to attend the University of Regina,” Shumiatcher said. Some of the works will become a part of the uRegina President’s Art Collection, which is used for educational purposes and is regularly exhibited. Roughly 300 Inuit works from the collection will form the Shumiatcher Inuit Art Collection, to be stewarded on uRegina’s behalf by the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Shumiatcher’s gift will support uRegina’s Building Knowledge – The College Avenue Campus Renewal Project. uRegina News Release