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Designed by Perkins+Will Canada
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is a non-profit gallery founded in 1975 as part of the Grimsby Public Library Board. In 2004, the gallery and library relocated to a new, shared cultural complex situated adjacent to their previous location. The gallery offers visual arts lectures, exhibitions, workshops and tours, along with various amenities. The Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery serves the Town of Grimsby and nearby areas in the Region of Niagara.
One of the project's fundamental goals was to meet strict environmental requirements that are required, for example, by many traveling exhibitions. The ASHRAE standards for Museums, Art Galleries, and Archives is considered the defacto standard accepted by such organizations as the Canadian Conservation Institute. These standards were applied on the project in a cascading approach from minimal control (Class D) to precision control (Class AA) to suit the layout and operating parameters of the project.
The mechanical systems are designed to maintain temperature at +\- 2 deg. F of setting and relative humidity at +\- 2% of setting.