The decorative arts collection was opened in 1916
by F. Cleveland Morgan, the Museum's volunteer curator for many decades. Aimed at bringing together "all works likely to contribute to the education of artists and artisans", it is the source of the Museum's encyclopaedic character.
The MMFA now has a collection of decorative arts and design that is unique in Canada. Bringing together some 16,000 works covering seven centuries, from the Renaissance to contemporary design, it is also one of the (...)