The Mactaggart Art Collection is composed of more than 1000 rare works of art, including textiles, costumes, paintings, handscrolls, albums, engravings, and other artifacts from ancient and modern East Asia. It was generously donated to the University of Alberta in 2005 by Edmonton philanthropists Drs. Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart. The collection furthers our knowledge of East Asian cultures, and informs the research of students and scholars world-wide.


Detail of Handscroll depicting the Arrival of Emperor
Kangxi in Suzhou (1698)

Arriving Emperor

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About the Collection

The Mactaggart Art Collection is part of the University of Alberta Art Collection, part of the larger consortium of the University of Alberta Museums a network of 35 museums and collections across campus in Edmonton, where wonder meets wisdom.

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