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2005/06 Annual Report

Table of Contents Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta A New Permanent Gallery Celebrating Alberta’s Story

chair’s and president’s message 1

the making of mavericks 3

Opens February 2007

special exhibitions and programming highlights 10

glenbow anytime: new media 12

facts and figures 13

glenbow enhanced 14

acknowledgements of support 15

financial review 17

board of governors 32

current and upcoming exhibitions Iv

Glenbow Museum is one of Canada’s most entrepreneurial museums. Through a variety of dynamic and changing exhibitions and programs along with a broad collection of art, artifacts, and historical documents, Glenbow Museum builds on a commitment to preserve western heritage while simultaneously providing visitors with a glimpse of the world beyond. This annual report reflects Glenbow Museum’s fiscal year April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006. front cover images (left to right): tom three persons, n.d., blood cowboy, glenbow archives na-778-7; henrietta muir edwards, women’s rights activist, ca. 1870-1875, glenbow archives na-4035-162; captain fred mccall, standing by airplane, ca. 1918, glenbow archives na-3511-17; captain mary (cross) dover, canadian Women’s army corps, portrait, courtesy of david dover, glenbow archives na-5684-1; colonel james macleod; commissioner of the north-West mounted police, 1879, glenbow archives na-354-1.

Chair’s and President’s Message ver the past fiscal year 2005-06, the board of governors and staff of the glenbow have focused strategic vision and energy on the twin goals of sustainability and renewal. these goals were first set at the annual board and senior management planning retreat in june 2004, and they are now taking material form. glenbow has negotiated a new contractual relationship with the provincial government, we are constructing an exciting new permanent gallery, Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta, on the third floor, and we have established two new board committees: content committee, chaired by joanne cuthbertson, and the ad hoc glenbow enhanced committee, chaired by vice-chair gail o’brien. both of their mandates involve rethinking the way glenbow operates and plans for its future.


the new Mavericks Gallery will open in february, 2007. It represents the fulfillment of a dream first conceptualized four years ago, and which subsequently has enabled fundraising of $12 million to permit construction and operation of the permanent third floor exhibition. It reflects an important collaboration with author aritha van herk, whose book Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta focuses readers on our collective propensity for “glorious, contradictory, difficult and yet groundbreaking, risk-taking attitudes.” although the exhibition will present alberta history from the mavericks’ perspective, it will encourage visitors to question this perspective and challenge them to ask if they, as albertans, see themselves as mavericks, or if this is how visitors from other places view alberta and albertans.

taking these achievements in order, our new three-year contract for the care, maintenance and provision of public access to the provincial collection better reflects the actual work performed by the glenbow staff on the three discrete contract components. our negotiation was guided by a detailed analysis of “mandated and permitted activities” under the previous contract, and it has resulted in an overall annual increment of 17.3 percent (or $500,000 per year) over the three year term of the contract. all told, the provincial contract with the ministry of community development represents approximately 34 percent of the glenbow’s yearly cash for operations. We continue to be strongly supported in kind by the city of calgary for operating costs of the glenbow centre building.

our two new board committees have enabled both innovation and institutional planning to flourish over the year. the content committee combines the board strategic oversight functions for library and archives, and access, collections and exhibits (or ace) work units. It has grown from the original work of the old collections committee, and it enables the glenbow to think conceptually about the whole of its functions. the ad hoc enhanced glenbow committee was established to pursue the strategic board goal of renewal. It has overseen the preparation of due diligence studies of our financial and operating models to determine if a move to new and larger premises would be financially feasible and sustainable. the ad hoc committee utilized both consultants and community advisors to thoroughly review how we practice our craft. Glenbow Museum Annual Report 2005/06


he most common question glenbow has been asked of late is “What is a Maverick?” We define it as: ; n. a unique character, an inspired and determined risk-taker, a forward-thinker; creative, eager for change and someone who propels alberta in a new direction or who significantly alters the social, cultural and political landscape of our province.

the making of mavericks…

It is this definition we used to come up with 48 albertans to tell the story of our province through their personalities and experiences. our new permanent gallery Mavericks has been a project like no other. With these maverick characters in mind, we set out to develop this gallery in a non-linear, nonchronological way. the lives of these fascinating people drive the gallery narrative with artifacts, art, photographs and multimedia supporting those stories. It has been exciting yet complicated with a gallery design that has involved significant infrastructure challenges on the third floor and which has also impacted the floors above and below. We aren’t just building cases for the artifacts; we are integrating the cases into the building’s structure. We have done acoustic audits to ensure the audio, video and computer interactives won’t spill over into each of the 12 galleries that make up Mavericks. our thousands of pages of research and interviews have been condensed to text panels, websites, teacher resources and multimedia components. We have become friends with many descendants of the maverick characters presented in the gallery.

as we look to the future we must first thank departing board members alex archila, mary ann cormack, edmond lee, bill pepler and chris robb for their strong contributions of volunteerism and their love of the glenbow. We also wish to thank glenbow’s 163 employees for their creative drive and collective spirit of public service. new board members will join us in september at the annual general meeting, and we look forward to the constant process of reinvigoration.

It is glenbow’s hope that when Mavericks opens in spring 2007, it will provide an enhanced understanding of the people and events that have shaped our province. When glenbow undertook research and visitor surveys about this new gallery, many people claimed that alberta is not old enough to have a history, or that it’s not an exciting history. We disagreed and in typical alberta spirit, we set out to prove them wrong. as our researchers and curators uncovered the many personalities of alberta, they came across riveting tale after tale and the biggest challenge became how to accommodate everything.

We also expect the glenbow and calgary to thrive over the next year in ways appropriate to the large stores of social, creative and fiscal capital present in our city. this is calgary’s time to shine in canada, and glenbow’s time to reflect our history, and inspire confidence in our future.

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta by aritha van herk, published in 2001 by penguin group (canada).

While all of the above work was undertaken on the goals of sustainability and renewal, the glenbow also continued with its featured exhibitions on the second floor. during the year, four intriguing shows were presented to a total of 167,000 visitors, of whom 19,000 were glenbow member admissions, and 45,000 were calgary and outlying region school students. Our River: Journey of the Bow; Voices of Southeast Asia; Petra: Lost City of Stone; and Variations: Holgate, Group of Seven and Contemporaries were developed with outstanding sponsorship from enbridge, trico homes, aIm trImark, and transalta. a special exhibit on the design work of the norman foster architectural studio in london was also presented in the spring in the fourth floor art gallery.


the glenbow’s endowment funds continue to be carefully stewarded by the audit/Investment committee, and at year’s end totaled $31.3 million. a welcome cash contribution of $1.2 million from Imperial oil, along with the donation of their corporate archives, has enabled the glenbow archives to significantly grow its collection of corporate records. a further $2 million for sustaining Mavericks operations is being provided by four donors: randal l. oliver, a past glenbow board chair; encana; Imperial oil; and an anonymous donor.

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at fiscal year end those studies were still ongoing, but preliminary results were positive, leading us to champion a new enhanced glenbow comprising an art gallery, a centre for dialogue (to enable deep, respectful and mediated debate on contentious issues of the day), and a history museum of the West. the centre for dialogue concept draws on the success of the Wosk centre for dialogue in vancouver and the dana centre in london, and returns glenbow to an early role for the great british museums, namedly that of hosting and facilitating dialogue in an institution held by the public to be trustworthy and rigorous. the overall enhanced glenbow plan is leading to the creation of a glenbow art, dialogue and history museum. stay tuned – we will be further developing this concept next year.

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Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta

Mavericks: An Incorrigible

Mavericks book put forward

History of Alberta by Aritha

as the base concept for the

van Herk is published by

revitalization of the southern

Penguin Canada

Alberta History galleries

Ian a. bourne for those who grew up here, the Mavericks gallery will be refreshing – telling the story of alberta like nothing you ever learned at school; for those new albertans who now call this province home, it will shed light on how we got here today and why you wanted to be a part of it; and for those travelling through, it will whet your appetite to return.

Board Chair

michael p. robinson President and Chief Executive Officer Ian bourne and mike robinson in the construction zone for the new Mavericks gallery. 02

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$5 million Government of Canada

Continue lobbying for

The Government of Alberta’s

provincial and federal

Centennial Legacies Program

funding support

grants the first $2 million

Start Mavericks fundraising

Develop preliminary

of $4 million total marking

community campaign

list of artifacts from

of Mavericks book to form

launched introducing

basis of gallery redesign

the Mavericks project

Glenbow’s collection

Fred McCall and his team of volunteers begin work on the life-size reproduction of his father’s, Captain Freddie McCall, 1919 Curtiss Jenny JN-4 aircraft. The plane is completed in June 2006 after 8,770 volunteer hours.

to the membership Begin removing artifacts on 3rd floor


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(l to r) herb dreger, Ian bennie, fred mccall and harold (hal) rainforth standing in front of the 1919 curtiss-jn-4 reproduction that they built.

$3 million

– Community campaign; Lead Maverick donors ($500,000 +): Randal L. Oliver, EnCana Corporation, Imperial Oil, Anonymous; Secondary Mavericks ($25,000 - $100,000): Joan Snyder, The Gallagher Family, RBC Foundation Canada

$4 million

Finalize maverick

and storyline based on

character list

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$12 million – TOTAL $3 million Community Campaign

Begin visitor surveys

Begin conservation

Artifacts removed from

and external research

work on artifacts from

permanent storage and

on audience interest

Glenbow’s collection

placed in temporary storage

definition of a maverick

this $12 million project

Membership campaign

$2 million dollars totaling

– Government of Alberta – Alberta Community Development 2005 Legacy Program

Many descendants of the Maverick characters provided great assistance with archival material and artifacts. The Mah Poy family gathered hundreds of photographs and donated an extensive number of items to convey the story of James Mah Poy, owner of the Union Café in Ponoka. 20 external researchers

Develop outline for on and off-site school programs

begin work on detailed

and review programs with Calgary Board of Education

research reports for

Social Studies Curriculum Coordinators

48 characters Review and provide feedback on 2006 provincial grade four social studies textBegin Mavericks bilingual online exhibit

book, teacher’s resource guide and

for Alberta students in grades 4-6

CD-ROM for Pearson Education Canada.

Planning team consisting of curatorial, design, programming,

Begin photography and

Meet with Calgary Board of Education Curriculum

conservation, production, marketing and fund development

digitization of artifacts

Coordinators to create appropriate connections

establish roles and responsibilities and exhibit goals

sugar shaker, from union café, ponoka, owned by james mah poy, 1918-1952, collection of glenbow museum, 2005.031.008; Ice cream scoop, from union café, ponoka, owned by james mah poy, 1918-1952, collection of glenbow museum, 2005.031.007

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Program grants a second

– Government of Canada Centennial Initiative in Alberta through Western Economic Diversification Canada

$4 million

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2005 Centennial Legacies

$5 million

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The Government of Alberta’s

a significant milestone in

Glenbow approves concept

$4 million Government of Alberta

bottle of medicinal Wine, from union café, ponoka, owned by james mah poy, 1918-1952, collection of glenbow museum, 2005.031.013

Glenbow members have donated $300,000 to the Mavericks campaign since 2003.

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“I am delighted and humbled that the Glenbow is using my book as a background concept for its new permanent gallery. Like all Albertans, I love a good story, and Alberta is one good story, full of amazing characters, mavericks all.” Aritha van Herk

with the new provincial social studies curriculum. Glenbow Museum Annual Report 2005/06


Centennial Initiative in

Research and writing

Alberta through Western

completed for online exhibit

Economic Diversification Canada confirms $5 million towards Mavericks

When asked what artifacts typified the life of his grandmother Regina Cheremeteff who led the Russian Ballet School in Calgary, Mischa ‘Mike’ Madsen answered: a whiskey flask and a lighter – and then he produced them for display in the gallery.

Conservators and curators begin condition

for online exhibit begins

reporting of artifacts to determine what

with University of Calgary

conservation treatment is required

Whiskey Flask, Acquired by Regina Cheremeteff during her career as a dance instructor in Calgary, 1956-1989, Collection of Glenbow Museum, 2006.037.001

audio, video and technology needs

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Construction permits

campaign complete

are submitted to the

for viewing in Glenbow’s

City of Calgary

main lobby displaying the 12 new galleries

Doug Cass, director of Library and Archives and Tonia Fanella, archivist, look over the Imperial Oil archival materials.

Imperial Oil announces Glenbow’s largest ever corporate cash gift which includes their extensive corporate archives, an endowment for ongoing archival maintenance and a $500,000 gift towards the Mavericks gallery.

Glenbow closes southern Alberta History galleries to the public

Identify preliminary Software development

Mavericks sponsorship

walls and floors

Artifact removal from 3rd floor galleries continues

Secure artifact loans from other museums and private donors

Mavericks online exhibit launched. Two elementary classes are invited to select “Alberta’s Greatest Maverick” by researching on the website. They also participate in a Q & A with Maverick descendants.

Final research reports on characters and final artifact

february 2006

The Government of Canada

Remove electrical panels,

Mourning Ring, 1896, Jane Howse Livingston’s mourning ring honouring her husband Sam Livingston, Gold and enamel, Collection of Great Grandchild and Great Great Grandchildren of Jane Livingston.

Model of gallery is available

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character reports

exhibit completed

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Researchers write final

identification begins

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Preliminary artifact

and digitization for online

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Artifact photography

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Colonel Macleod and David Thompson character actors begin performing in schools in new off-site programs to mitigate closures due to construction.

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m ay 2 0 0 5 Lighter, Acquired by Regina Cheremeteff during her career as a dance instructor in Calgary, 1956-1989, Collection of Glenbow Museum, 2006.037.002

When Sam Livingston’s health began declining in 1896, Sam ordered a mourning ring for his wife Jane. When they wed over 30 years earlier, Sam had abided by the wishes of Jane’s father, and the Métis tradition, and not ‘banded’ his wife with a wedding ring. Death would release Sam from this pledge, and allow him to give his wife a lasting sign of his love.

Multimedia development begins for all interactive audio, video and computer interactives

identification Construction tender sent out

Finalize gallery design floor plan

Develop preliminary

Gallery demolition begins


Teacher Resources development with Calgary Board of Education for online exhibit

Teacher Resources completed with

Complete software

In celebration of Canadian Pacific Railway’s 125th anniversary,

Mavericks online exhibit

Calgary Board of Education for online exhibit

development for online exhibit

their charter is loaned on a renewable basis and unveiled at Glenbow

evaluation undertaken

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manuscript for accompanying

continues; carpentry work

gallery book

and framing begins

elements begins


Production team begins

Final carpentry and

construction complete

building mounts and cases

framing complete

and installation begins

Graphics installation begins

Develop preliminary scripts

Textile conservator begins

actors in the multimedia videos

and storyboard for audio

creating mannequins

and audio components

and video components

Final artifact list is complete

on 3rd floor Final edits on character and

Finalize Mavericks school

introductory gallery panels

programs and museokits for

A symbol of Calgary’s ost-war growth, the Telstar sign is removed for cleaning from the former Telstar Drug Store at the corner of 14th Street and Kensington Road NW for gallery installation.

the 2006-07 school year.

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Exhibition elements

Review audition videos for

Demolition completed

Image courtesy of exporail: the canadian railway museum

Begin filming multimedia

Final clean up

Glenbow hopes to substantially increase the current number of annual student visits of 40,000 by offering new Maverick-specific programs beginning in spring 2007.

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Base construction of gallery

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Review of Aritha van Herk’s

Fabrication of exhibition

Contracted fabricators continue developing gallery elements including a reconstruction of William Cornelius Van Horne’s Canadian Pacific train car where he lived and worked during the construction of the railway.

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sewing table, ca.1870, collection of glenbow museum, c-10808 a-j

During the research on Mary Drever, wife of Colonel James Macleod, it is discovered that the Drever family hid side arms under the embroidery in the family’s sewing table.

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Lee Churchill, Glenbow’s paper conservator, works on the restoration of the Canadian Pacific charter.

To symbolize the end of open range ranching in the Ranching gallery, Alberta artist Jeff DeBoer is commissioned to develop a larger-than-life bucking bronc sculpture constructed of barbed wire.

Begin marketing campaign Installation of mannequins Finalize gallery lighting

Complete artifact conservation

… opens to the public Finish electrical work

Artifact installation begins

and install multimedia components

Accompanying gallery book by Aritha van Herk published by Key Porter Press

Base construction on gallery begins on floors, walls and lighting


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Preliminary marketing campaign ideas

Graphics installation completed

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Special Exhibitions and Program Highlights

Our River: Journey of the Bow

Voices of Southeast Asia

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Foster and Partners:Works





February 19 to June 5, 2005

n celebration of alberta’s 100th anniversary, glenbow museum welcomed visitors to journey down alberta’s lifeline in the first-ever exhibition on the bow river. this innovative multi-disciplinary exhibition explored the importance of water as a critical topic of the 21st century as visitors learned how this precious resource has helped shape and define our region. programmIng hIghlIght The Discovery Room, our

art-based open studio for families, changes and evolves with every special exhibition. during Our River visitors enjoyed our Art Under a Microscope activity which allowed them to examine water close up and then design an abstract artwork inspired by what they saw.

July 1 to September 25, 2005 lenbow’s entire second floor was transformed into a celebration of southeast asian culture with three exhibits. travelling from the american museum of natural history in new york and the vietnam museum of ethnology in hanoi, Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind & Spirit explored life in contemporary vietnam. Seven Stories profiled the stories of seven calgarians, originally from southeast asia, who chose Western canada as their new home. Foreign and Familiar: Reconsidering the Everyday examined first generation asiancanadian contemporary artists.

October 29, 2005 to February 20, 2006 idely recognized as the backdrop in the 1989 film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the city of petra was carved from the red sandstone in the harsh desert cliffs of southern jordan over two thousand years ago. petra was the trade crossroads from the 2nd century b.c. through the 3rd century a.d., linking the great civilizations at that time. premiering in canada at glenbow museum, Petra: Lost City of Stone was one of only two canadian venues for this groundbreaking exhibition.

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ver the past four decades, foster and partners, a leading studio of architecture, planning and design, has created some of the most original designs around the world. this exhibit of 19 architectural design models featured such renowned works as the new german parliament in the reichstag berlin in germany, the millau viaduct in gorge du tarn, france; and the swiss re headquarters in london. foster and partners is the architectural firm retained by encana for its new corporate headquarters complex in calgary.

programmIng hIghlIght glenbow science Investigation programmIng hIghlIght glenbow continues to develop

community collaborations with cultural, educational and civic partners. during Voices of Southeast Asia, glenbow and green fools theatre, calgary’s internationally acclaimed puppet theatre, presented Dancing on Water, a dazzling performance inspired by vietnamese water puppetry.

(gsI) is designed to meet the provincial curriculum needs and provides hands-on activities to encourage students and the general public to examine links between science and our art or artifact-based exhibitions. during Petra visitors took on the role of archaeologist to examine artifacts from five excavation sites.

Variations: Holgate, Group of Seven and Contemporaries March 18 - June 4, 2006


ariations featured many of canada’s most beloved and well-known artists from the first half of the 20th century. Edwin Holgate: Canadian Painter, from the montreal museum of fine arts, was the first major retrospective on holgate, best known for his nudes in the landscape and his remarkable portraits. Beyond the Group of Seven from glenbow’s collection compared the pursuits of the many other artists who were overshadowed by the group’s popularity. Art and Society in Canada, 1913-1950, from the national gallery of canada, featured works from three of canada’s most distinctive art movements: the group of seven, the social realists and Les Automatistes. programmIng hIghlIght our Live Interpretation

program brings our art and artifacts to life by educating the museum’s audience in an entertaining way. during Variations, The Complete History of Canadian Art Abridged was an energetic improv-style show that took visitors through several stories about canadian artists who have had a significant impact on the development of canadian art. above images (left to right): Girls with sparklers, photograph by ellen kaplowitz; The Treasury at Petra, photograph by jane taylor; model of the new german parliament, reichstag, berlin, germany (1992-1999); edwin holgate, Ludivine (detail), 1930, national gallery of canada.


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2005/06 Highlights – Facts and Figures

Glenbow Anytime


useum visitors can now enjoy exhibitions and research tools at glenbow or from their desktops. beginning with our redesigned corporate website, launched in spring 2005, which won the alberta museums association’s programming award for publications, glenbow continues to develop new initiatives to provide innovative ways for visitors to interact with our vast content.

Dear Miss Griffis Blog glenbow brought back to life the voice of first World War soldier dr. harold mcgill with letters written to his future wife, emma griffis. harold, who fought overseas from 1915-1919, wrote over 200 letters to his beloved emma, which vividly describe this significant moment in time as well as their remarkable relationship.

Podcasting as part of the annual behind-the-scenes program Hidden Treasures, glenbow took its first foray into podcasting. local musician tim tamashiro took a close look at emily carr’s 1931 work, Among the Firs, with art curator monique Westra and with cultural history technician aimee benoit who explained the strange and decorative world of pocket watch accessories.

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta Online Exhibit two calgary elementary school classes in november 2005 helped launch the new Mavericks website by selecting “alberta’s greatest maverick.” these classes were among the first to use this research tool which supports students in grades four through seven in english and french. the site features over 700 artifacts, maps, archival documents and historical photographs.





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• 167,437 visitors

Library & Archives Statistics

• 2,686 visitors on saturday, february 18, 2006 during closing weekend of Petra: Lost City of Stone drew the highest daily attendance

phone inquiries


email inquiries


• 1,012 students participated in the ChevronTexaco Open Minds Museum School • 44,468* students participated in school programs • 257 participants attended teacher workshops • 280 volunteers contributed in excess of 22,000 hours (not including volunteer hours for glenbow’s board of governors) • 534 gifts of cultural property were donated with a value of $6,550,397

In june 2005, glenbow launched a new online exhibit to examine the day-to-day lives of the blackfoot people from both historical and contemporary perspectives. this website is used as a resource tool for alberta educators and is designed to meet new provincial curriculum guidelines for grades four to six. the site is available in blackfoot, english and french. tim tamashiro and monique Westra in art collection storage.


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mail inquiries


fax inquiries


online research queries in library and archives average online visitors per day

Paid Admissions general attendance


glenbow members


* This number reflects students, teachers, teaching assistants, school volunteers, student teachers and outreach programs.

group visits special events

Website Statistics

revenue generated

12% 23% 16%

4,047 44,468

Fundraising Government of Alberta Investment Income City of Calgary Commercial Activities Admissions and Memberships

$ 3,593,713 2,879,000 2,051,602 1,575,148 1,329,447 1,230,390


$ 12,659,300

total paid admissions 731,892* 2,197 $110,100


* This number reflects a 10% increase over the previous year in 2004/05.




Non-Paid Admissions

21% 14%


other non-paid admissions


total non-paid admissions


Grand total Admissions



* This number includes ChevronTexaco Open Minds Museum School, Museokits, and onsite and offsite programming.

library & archives

28% 23% 16% 12% 11% 10%

Operating Expenditure 6%

may 3, 2005 to march 31, 2006 total visitors average visitors per day




Attendance at Glenbow Museum

school programs*



• 9 new purchases valued at $118,862 were added to the collections

(New corporate website launched in May 2005)

Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life Online Exhibit

Operating Revenue


Core Services $ 3,737,074 Program and Exhibit Development 2,632,553 Commercial Activities and Fundraising 1,794,422 Building Maintenance 1,596,999 Collections Management 1,439,040 Depreciation & Amortization 790,148 Library and Archives 643,513 tOtAL

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$ 12,633,749 Glenbow Museum Annual Report 2005/06


Glenbow Enhanced


s one of the most entrepreneurial museums in Canada, Glenbow Museum has consistently sought opportunities to enhance its exhibitions and programming by offering content and experiences that are relevant to our audiences. In addition to providing permanent galleries, special exhibitions and programs, and research tools which are available both onsite and online, we are now considering options to build on and expand our existing operating model. “Glenbow Enhanced” envisions: • Development of a new, permanent art museum worthy of the city of Calgary; • Creation of a Centre for Dialogue to build on Glenbow’s reputation as a venue for exciting ideas, scholarly rigor and informed public discourse; • Continue community collaborations with cultural, educational and civic partners; • Development of a long-term plan to seek suitable facilities to achieve these ends within the next five years.

Government Support Glenbow Museum generates nearly 70% of its revenue from fundraising, sponsorships, admissions and other commercial activities but we continue to maintain strong relationships with the three levels of government who play ongoing roles in Glenbow’s operations. Glenbow Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial and in-kind support from the Government of Alberta, Government of Canada and City of Calgary. In 2005-06, Glenbow signed a new three-year fee-for-service contract with the Government of Alberta which saw a 17.3 percent increase in funding directed to the care, maintenance and access to the collections that Glenbow holds in trust for the people of Alberta. The Province, along with the Federal Government, are also the major funders supporting the development of Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta, our new permanent gallery which opens in spring 2007. Through the Ministry of Community Development, other provincial Ministries and the Federal Departments of Canadian Heritage and Western Economic Diversification Canada, Glenbow receives support for ongoing operations, capital projects, and strategic planning and development initiatives. Municipal funding is received in the form of janitorial, maintenance and utility services the City of Calgary provides at no cost through the Telus Convention Centre and grants from the Calgary Region Arts Foundation which support Glenbow’s ongoing operations.

Acknowledgements of Support Mavericks Gallery Supporters - ($500,000 + ) Anonymous EnCana Corporation Government of Alberta – Alberta Community Development 2005 Legacy Program Government of Canada as part of the Government of Canada Centennial Initiative in Alberta through Western Economic Diversification Canada Imperial Oil Foundation Imperial Oil Limited Randal L. Oliver

Benefactor - ($100,000 + ) Anonymous Bumper Development Corp. Ltd. The Calgary Herald Calgary Region Arts Foundation Funded by the City of Calgary Canadian Heritage, Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program Canadian Heritage, Canadian Culture Online Program CBC/Radio-Canada Chevron Canada Resources Infrastructure Canada - Alberta Program Bill Vazan Virtual Museum of Canada George Webber

Patron - ($50,000 + ) Anonymous AIM Trimark Investments BP Canada Energy Company Burlington Resources Canada Ltd. Enbridge Inc. Carol & Peter Hamilton Hyatt Regency Calgary Nexen Inc. Pattison Outdoor Inc. Signcorp The Kahanoff Foundation TransAlta Corporation

Lead Donor - ($25,000 + ) Anonymous Alberta Lottery Fund Vikky Alexander Canada Council for the Arts


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Victor Cicansky Bonnie & Art Dumont Estate of Boris Rochman Heather & Fred Gallagher Katie Gallagher Great-West Life Assurance Company Masters Gallery Ltd. The New Sun Fund at the Calgary Foundation Petro-Canada Leslie Poole RBC Foundation Canada Shell Canada Limited Trico Homes Inc.

President - ($10,000 + ) Anonymous Alberta Community Development: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Alberta Environment Alberta Museums Association Alexander Rothney (Sandy) Cross Fund at the Calgary Foundation Anadarko Canada Corp. ARC Financial Corporation ARC Resources Ltd. Irene & William Bell BMO Nesbitt Burns Canada Council Art Bank V. Ann Cross CTV Calgary Joanne Cuthbertson & Charles Fischer Divestco Lawrence M. Edward Catherine M. Evamy George Garbutt Lois & Rod Green Hesperian Capital Management Ltd. /Norrep Funds James Hoggan and Associates Inc. Laura J. Millard David Mitchell Nickle Family Foundation Katie Ohe & Harry Kiyooka Kathleen Philips Teri Posyniak & Clarence Hookenson Susan Elizabeth & Robert Austin Scott Sundog Printing Ltd. TELUS

Glenbow Museum relies on community participation to achieve excellence in its exhibitions, programs, events and services. We receive meaningful support from our members, donors, volunteers and other partners. Glenbow is proud to acknowledge the significant contributions made by the following supporters for the period from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006:

Curator - ($5,000 + ) Anonymous Terry Allen & Rhys Renouf Bilmac Resources Ltd. Leslie & David Bissett Adrian Burns & Greg Kane BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment & Corporate Banking Heather & Ian Bourne Geoff Burtonshaw Tasha & Milan Cacic Calgary International Film Festival Calgary Public Library California 103 FM Cascades Karen & Lauchlan Currie Pauline & Hugh Dempsey Heather & N. Murray Edwards Global TV Calgary GlobalFest Harley Hotchkiss Jack’s Mens Wear (Red Deer) Ltd Barbara & David Johnson Jordan Tourism Bureau R. H. Kennedy Joe Konrad Continuous Contribution Fund Madelyn & Michael Lang Les Rowland Memorial Fund Linh G. Ly Macleod Dixon LLP Marriott Hotels - Jordan Megan & J.F. Mayell Dixie & Fred R. McCall Corinne & Bill Macdonald Gail & David O’Brien Royal Jordanian Airlines Margaret Schmidt Bruce Shultz Table Talk Bill & Jean Toole Family Donor Advised Fund at the Calgary Foundation Where Calgary Lynn Webster & Michael Robinson Ev & Darol Wigham

Conservator - ($2,500 + ) Anonymous Ruth Barker Brawn Foundation Calgary Television Ltd.

CIBC Wood Gundy CopyZone Mary Ann & Don Cormack (Devonian Foundation) Jocelyne Daw & Bob Page Maureen & Edmond Eberts Rachile Griffith Jim Hall Lois & Dick Haskayne Leeward Capital Corporation MacEwan Family Charity Fund at the Calgary Foundation Dora Helen & James A. N. Mackie Luisa & Patrick McCann Dorothy & James McLeod Barbara McMorland Gwen Northam & Jim, Julia & William Pasieka Hilde & Reiner Patuschka Pirie Foundation Rocky Mountaineer Vacations The Ranchmen’s Club The Rozsa Foundation Diana & Ted Rozsa Jane Shakespeare Horner Joan Snyder Caron & D. Michael Stewart Muriel E. Stewart

Associate - ($1,000 + ) Anonymous Acumen Capital Partners Elizabeth & Bob Andrews Arabia Adorned Belly Dance Academy ARMA Calgary Kathleen Ashford Pauline Au & Edmond Lee Barbara J. Baker Mary Barr & Jim Allard Meme & Edward G. Battle Jenny & Hy Belzberg Hazel Bennett Ruth & Larry Birchall BKDI Architects Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Belinda & Tom Boleantu Nan & Edward Bredin Bridgecap Corporation Ltd. Irene Brook Michelle & Jay Brown Josie & Ken Bruce

Susan & James Buckee Calgary Women’s Network Marlene & Don Campbell Laura Campbell Matthew Campbell Eleanor & Wayne Chiu Merran Christie & Steve Cloutier Christie’s Auctioneers Canada CIBC World Markets Inc. Cillis/Arcovio Family Citibank Canada Ziva & Noah Cohen Heather & Joe Couillard Cathy Cram Ann Cross Joan & Ken Crowshaw Mary & Thomas Cumming Shelley Currie & Roger Mah-Poy Judith & Steele Curry Kathleen & Martin Davies Franca & William De Jong Lisa Difrancesco & Doug Demetrick Devitt & Forand Contracting Inc. Dori & Jim Doucette M.G. Eaton & Kim Kertland Jane & Glen Edwards Esprit Exploration Ltd. Fast Forward Weekly Stephanie & Brian Felesky FirstEnergy Capital Corp. Annie & David Freeze Gibson/Fulton Family Eleanor & Cos Gabriele Gibson Marketing Associates Colin B. Glassco Marg & Wilf Gobert Elaine & Timothy Godfrey G.O.O.C. Ltd. Cheryl Gottselig & Yves Trepanier Pamela & Hubert Gray Paulette & Sid Greenner Glynis Grigg Faye & David Haigh Blair Harding M. Joy Harvie Maclaren Robin Harvie John R. Hemstock Shairole Henchall & Malcolm Albery Teresa & Douglas Hilland Judy & Len Holman Donna & Greg Horton

International Alliance of Theatre and Stage Employees IODE Alix & Gary Jackson Edward A. Johnson JuneWarren Publishing Ltd. Carolyne Kauser Abbott & Andrew Abbott Mary Ann & Aidan Kavanagh Shelley & James Keough Elsie & Aubrey Kerr Phyllis Konrad Mary & Robert Lamond Marjorie & Francis Lefaivre Mike Lennox Pang Ling & Richard McKenster Dorothy & M. Earl Lomas Longbow Capital Inc. L. W. MacEachern Diane & Lawrie Mack Catherine & Rod MacKenzie Mischa Madsen Lynn & Ken Martens F. Richard Matthews Jean & Rod McKay Anne Meininger Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Jean Merriman Diana & Stephen Mulherin Margaret & Ted Margaret Newall Michele Nowak & Lloyd Buchanan Joyce & Harry Palmer Barbara & James Palmer Sharon & Brian Parker Phyllis Kane & William Pepler Rob, Ruth Peters & Family Phillips Hager & North Investment Management Isobel & Gerald Pittman Rita & Glen Popowich D. Miles Price Allan Quandt Beth & Gordon Rankin Gordon Rawlinson Greta Raymond & Darrell Myroniuk Maria Rees Mary Ann & Brian Reeves Phyllis & Chris Robb Barbara Roberts & Carl Forman Janice & Donald Robertson Angelica Romero & H. Alex Archila Vera Ross

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Rita Sasges Christine Sazie-Stewart & Charles Stewart Joanne & Harry Schaefer Leonard and Faigel Shapiro 2002 Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation Carol & JR Shaw Mary & Richard Shaw Marion & David Shill Louanne & Chuck Shultz Anita Sloan-Smith & Malcolm Smith Catherine Smith Jayne & Keith Smith Laurel Smith Heather & Herb Snowdon Solid Enterprises Inc. Sue Stanford & Ronald Winkelaar Lorna & James Stewart Stikeman Elliott LLP Sandra P. Swanson Carolyn & David Tavender Telus World of Science Arleen & Donald Thompson Stella M. Thompson Marjorie & John B. Toft Louise M. Travis Margaret & Wesley Twiss June & William Tye Beth & Randy Vander Voort Gail Warner-Metzlaff Marijke & John Watson Elizabeth Wattling Marilyn & Gord Weber Gordon Webster Rhonda Wishart & John Cuthbertson Deborah Yedlin & Martin Molyneaux

Voyager - ($750 + ) Anonymous Margaret & Harvey Buckmaster Beverley Butler Calgary Beautification Foundation Shan & Donald Cross Shannon Daly & Lowell Westersund Frank Frevel Wanda Godwin James D. Laidlaw Ken Nakagama Martha & Stuart O’Connor Susan Scott Janice & James Shea Society for the Preservation & Restoration of St. Mary’s School Margaret & Ron Southern Marni & Robert Taylor


Explorer - ($500 + ) Anonymous Carol & Fred Abbott Active Environmental Services Alberta Community & Co-operative Association Lossie & Jan Alston Patricia & Dennis Anderson David Ballard Ban Cor Inc. Monique Beaumont Canadian Ski Patrol System, Mt. Division Case Resources Inc. Marie Anne & Patrick Casey Bill Chester Oliver Christensen Gay & David Claydon Roberta & Robert Cory George & Sheila Crawford Endowment Fund at the Calgary Foundation Jim S. Dinning William Dobbs D.Y. Chan Enterprises Estate of Anna Nowick Margaret Fong & Mark Johnston Richard Gilbert John Grant Irene Hanrahan Deirdre Harris Margaret E. Harrop Susan Henker Joan Jensen Maria & John Kimber Gerald L. Knowlton Bill Koenig Brian M. Krausert Gerald Kvill Rebecca & Stephen Lathrop Helen & James Laycraft Keith Leslie Laureen Little & Ian vanStaalduinen Jan & David MacKichan Joan MacMillan Evelyn Mah-Poy Betty & George Mah-Poy Jaelene Mannerfelot & James Jenkins Patricia & Derek Martin Jessie McAllister Sheila & Amit Mehra Jim Miles Laura & Pierre-Yves Mocquais Kelly Ogle PEGG Wives’ Club of Calgary Brenda & Marc Prymack Rockyview School Division Alexander Sasso Janet Shannon

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Brian Smart Spencer Stevens Chris & Wane Stickland Broda & Micheal Stuart Jane Thorburn Jeanie Tronningsdal Betty & Arthur Ward

Supporter - ($250 + ) Anonymous Kathy & Grenville Alexander Karen Arndt Walter Assmus Ruth Axford Irene M. Bakker Beulah & David Barss Sheila & Donald Bartier Thaddeus Bartkiewicz Margaret Bawden Anne & Frank Bercha Alex Berenyi R.A.N. Bonnycastle Susan Boardman & Brian Nelson Beryl & Andrew Brink Jo Anne & B. James Britton Kathleen Brock Arlene & Edward Brown Margaret & Philip Brown Larry Buchan Sharon & Ivan Cancik Virginia Capen Vicki & Doug Cass Ann & John Casson M. Joan Cavers Inna Charkova & Jos Van der Velden Marc Charest Paula & James Charter Leslie & Paul Chase Arlein J. Chetner Claire Chuchla Anita Clark Diane & Al Clark Nancy & Robert Close Yanka & Robert Cochrane Angela Corsi Cristina Cortoni & Tad Gruchalla-Wesierski Jeannine Crossley Laurie & William Csokonay Loren & Gordon Currie Karol & Don Dabbs Gynell Dawson Jim N. Dennis Wendy & Robert Dick Larry Diegel Donna & James Donnell Jolanda & Henry Doornberg John Duckett

Johanna Dyer Margaretha & Jos Eggermont Bertha Eggertson Robert Elias Bill Elliott Lynn Elston & Andrew Boland Hans Erdmann Robert H. Erickson Anne Evamy Maida & Barry Evans Margaret & Brian Exton Jan Ferguson Field Hockey Assoc. of Calgary Geraldine I. Fish D. Anne Fitzpatrick Uta & Brian Fox Margaret & Robert Fraleigh Yolande & Howard Freeze Corine Frick J. Louise & William Gant Eddie & John Gareau Joyce & Bob Geldreich Hannelore Gewers Gretchen & Edward Ghent Karan & Brian Gibbons Susanne Gibson Sievers & Marc Sievers Janis & Cameron Grace Jean Graham Dianne & Martin Grant Sandi & Michael Greene Sylive Gregoire & Jean-Francois Gouin Michael Guenzel Eleanor & C.R. Guest Mitch Gunter Shams & Ravesh Habib Marilou & Tom Hamel Marion Hansen Kathleen Hatfield Dorothy & Doug Hawkes Joanne & Jim Hawkes Daniel P. Hays Janice Heard Martha Hergert Linda & Milt Hohol Michele & Fraser Horne Hounsfield Heights-Briar Hill Community Association Barbara & Brian Howes John Hughes Susan Hull & Phil Cross Sheila Humphrey Judy Inglis & Cameron Reid Brenda & Terry Isaman Linda & Laurie Jacques Carrol Jaques & Bob Loov Margo & Robert Johnson Constance M. Jones Diane Keeley

Paula & Stephen G. Kennedy Maureen Keough & Tom Naested Kestrel Research Inc Kevan King Wallace King Faye & Rudy Knitel Karen Konrad Dawn & WM Kruse Darrell Kryskow & James May Shirley & Brian Langan Patricia & Lorne Larson A. Ronald Law Ellen & Loring Lee Elaine & Harold Lemieux Catherine & W. Gordon Leslie Rick Levitt Eunice & Philip Loudon Doreen & Donald Lougheed Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Nancy & Blake Lowden Lynette & Greg MacCulloch Bruce A. MacDonald Sheila MacDonald & Tom Borthwick John F. MacDougall Brenda & James F.N. Mackie Helene & Raymond Mahaffey Reta Manahan Georgia & Bill Martin Sheila & William McCormick Jean E. McCreight Wanda & Murray McElgunn Joyce & J. Morton McElroy Gail & Hector McFadyen Linda McGregor Sheila & Bill McLaggan Anna & Tom Meagher Harold P. Milavsky Guy Milner & R. Helfrick Jacqueline & John Moore Joyce & Donald Moore Ian & Pearl Morrison Lois Morrison Ronel & Magnus Murphy Susan & Neil Murphy Susan & Charles Nabors Leslie A. Newton Margaret & John Noakes Tracey & Jan Olsen Eliza & Gary Palmer Cheryl & James Peacock Aileen Pelzer J. Kenneth Penley Chris Penney Darwin Perrier Tietje Piera Erna-May Pierce Frances A. Plaunt Gail & Barry Pollock

Maureen Poscente Joan & Robert Pow Tasneem Rahim Elizabeth & Gordon Read Vicki & Stu Reid Agnes & Edward Rewucki Shauna & Michael Rice Pam & Barry Rinehart Marilyn & Alex Ritchie Daphne & Michael Rogers Sandra Sawatzky-Cariou & San Cariou Marnie Schaetti & Michael Mulloy Shirley Schneider Sophan Seng Senior’s Showcase Society David Sigalet E. Joan Simmons Ina & Larry Simpson Kathy Smith & Norman McDonald Barbara Snowdon & Dale Ellert Star Mountain Ltd. G. C. Stevenson Lindae Stokes Cunningham Lee Sullivan Fund at the Calgary Foundation Shannon & Barry Sullivan Jeannette & Robert Sutherland Joyce & Gerald Sykes Catherine Tam Ann Ten Pierik Betty Thies Lynne Thornton & Bob Hamshaw Sharon Thorogood Leeanne Tibbles Titan Exploration Ltd Elsie & Murray Todd Gloria Toole & Janis Svilpis Sally Trofanenko Susan Tyrrell Peter Tsang Judith & Minoru Ueda Tina & Peter Van Egmond Christine & Arto Viiri Philip Waller Greg Waslen Olga & Lawrence Watson Brian Watts Sandy & Grant Wilde Catherine & Bruce Williams Marshall M. Williams Twila & Wayne Wilson Judy Winton Marg & Ray Woodard Elisabeth Woolner Mae & Bill Yuchem Stephen Zibresky Marjorie & Del F. Zingle

18 Management Discussion and Analysis 22 Management’s Report 23 Auditors’ Report 24 Balance Sheet 25 Operating Fund Statement 26 Statement of Operations and Changes for Endowment and Designated Fund Balances 27 Statement of Cash Flows 28 Notes to the Financial Statements

Financial Review

Management Discussion and Analysis The following is a discussion and analysis of the financial condition and results of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute for the years ended March 31, 2006 and March 31, 2005. It should be read in conjunction with the accompanying audited financial statements and the other information contained in this annual report.

Commercial and other sources of revenue account for 12% of operating revenues. These include proceeds from the sale of archival images, museum shop sales, revenues generated by our traveling exhibition program, rental income and other miscellaneous activities.

Operating Expenditure OVERVIEW The 2006 fiscal year was another very successful year for the Glenbow-Alberta Institute. During the course of the year: • four themed exhibitions were displayed on the second floor, resulting in the second most successful year for attendance and membership revenues of our recent history, • the third year of the development of our new media program saw the launch of three significant website projects: the Glenbow corporate website, the Blackfoot website and the Mavericks website, • the $1.4 million capital project to upgrade collections storage in the cultural history and archival storage areas was completed, and • work was well underway to complete the removal of permanent exhibits and artifacts from the third floor and demolish existing galleries. The conceptual design for the redevelopment of the third floor exhibit space which includes the new Mavericks gallery was completed and construction will begin in the summer of 2006. Renovations will be complete and the new permanent gallery will be ready to open in February of 2007. These achievements are consistent with our long-term strategic and operational goals of creating interactive programs and exhibits that our members, visitors and customers want to see, becoming an innovative knowledge centre by providing quality content, refining and building the collection, increasing and diversifying attendance and revenue sources and strengthening Glenbow’s profile locally, nationally and internationally.

Support services and administration costs include a wide range of functions that impact all operational areas including: all financial reporting functions, organizational governance, human resources, volunteer resources, information systems and support and new media development, facilities maintenance, visitor services, external professional auditors and advisors, and general office supplies and services. These costs showed a net increase of only 0.23% since March 31, 2005. This slight overall increase in operating costs compared to the previous year camouflages the long term more significant increase in real costs. 2005 included an unusually high level of spending on security and website development. There are also some non-recurring operational costs in 2006 for a major job evaluation project and contracts with consultants and other experts for the development of a business plan and model that demonstrates that a new enhanced Glenbow is a viable option in the next five to ten years. Payroll and other costs continue to rise. Almost 40% of the Institute’s workforce is employed in these support areas and a negotiated settlement of 3% for all members of CUPE Local 1645 adds significantly to operating costs. An increment of 3% has also been negotiated in the next one year collective agreement which runs to March 31, 2007.

$4,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 Program Collections Library Glenbow Support Services Amortization & Exhibit Management & Enterprises & & Development Archives Museum Shop Administration























Program and exhibit development includes designers, public and school programmers, production staff and traveling exhibit coordinators. Additional staff have been hired on term contracts to work on the research and development and construction of the Mavericks gallery.

Collections management cares for and maintains the Province’s collection. Some restructuring was carried out at the end of 2006 resulting in the loss of three positions. The positions were held by long-serving employees and the lay-off costs were substantial.

Operating Revenues $4,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $0 Provincial Endowment Fundraising Admissions & Commerical & Contract Fund Revenues Memberships Other Activities 2006


















The Institute works to achieve its vision and goals with very strong support and partnerships with the general public, individual and corporate donors, foundations and government. The Province of Alberta’s Alberta Community Development office has a service agreement with the Institute for the provision of curatorial care and public access to the collection which is owned by the Province. This contract provided 26% of our annual operating revenues in the twelve months to March 31, 2006. It was renegotiated in the fall 2005, and a new three year agreement for the period to March 31, 2009 is now in place. Structured fundraising and donations generated $3.6 million or 32.4% of operating revenues. This represents a substantial increase over prior years. Large contributions were made in support of the Mavericks Gallery and three new website projects. Admissions and membership revenues have shown a slight increase over the previous twelve month period. Themed temporary exhibitions and creative programs continue to appeal to our members, visitors and customers. This strategy continues in fiscal year 2007 and new initiatives are considered on a regular basis to continue to grow audience and revenue sources. Fiscal year 2007 marks the second year of a three year transitional period to a longer term strategic management of the Institute’s endowment funds. Beginning April 1, 2008, the annual spending rate for all our endowment funds will be budgeted at a maximum of 5 – 5.5% of market values of the endowment funds at the time at which the Board of Governors approves the operating budget. This strategy has been adopted to maintain the purchasing power of the endowment funds in perpetuity. The operating revenue withdrawn from the endowment funds was reduced by 15.9% in fiscal year 2006. cont…


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Glenbow Enterprises includes the personnel and infrastructure costs associated with maintaining and growing our fundraising programs and profile as well as developing and supporting the Institute’s membership program. It also oversees marketing and promotional activities for the organization as a whole and coordinates our publishing program. Costs in this area decreased by 7%. An annual telephone membership campaign soliciting new members was not carried out in 2006. Amortization expenses decreased by 7.5% in fiscal 2006. The $1.4 million dollar capital upgrade to the collections storage facilities was completed relatively late in the fiscal year and a full year’s depreciation has not been charged for 2006. Costs are expected to increase in 2007.

Capital Assets Capital expenditures in 2006 totaled $1.3 million. $450 thousand or 34.6% of this balance was spent on the upgrades to the collections and archives storage areas as part of the ICAP project. An additional $467 thousand or 35.9% was invested in capital construction costs for the Mavericks gallery.

Endowment Funds Despite a withdrawal of more than the recommended target of 5.5%, the endowment funds have maintained their market value and grown in the last 12 months. Two significant new endowment funds were supported by gifts in 2006. Imperial Oil made a donation of $1.2 million towards an endowment to process and maintain the archival collection they donated to the Glenbow. Additional donations were made in support of an endowment to help with the incremental costs of programming and maintaining the new permanent gallery. cont… Glenbow Museum Annual Report 2005/06


Management Discussion and Analysis cont… In fiscal year 2006, the Institute withdrew $200 thousand more income from the endowment funds than the funds generated in that year (2005 – $1.1 million). This deficit has been compensated for by the growth of the fund during 2006. By March 31, 2007 the Institute will reduce its annual budgetary reliance on the total endowment funds to 5 – 5.5%.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES During 2006 the Institute raised $11.1 million dollars to finance its total operating cash expenditures of $10.3 million through its contract with the Province, fundraising endeavors and self-generated sources of revenue. The additional available cash flow of $8.5 thousand was applied to capital expenditures and working capital. Cash for capital expenditures in excess of cash generated through operations was received through a capital grant received in support of the collections storage upgrade project. In-kind support from the Province and the City of Calgary for the use of the building and the utilities, janitorial and maintenance services associated with it are critical to the organization and allow the Glenbow to fund a far larger range of activities than would otherwise be possible with our existing cash-flow. Cash-flow in the fiscal year 2007 will require close monitoring as we will continue to spend significant sums on the construction of the Mavericks gallery. A new banking facility was negotiated to allow us to access funds in an effective and timely way. This has been extended and will remain in place at least until construction contracts for the new permanent gallery are complete.

Revenue Recognition and Deferred Revenue The organization recognizes revenue given for a designated purpose or project in the period in which the related expenses are incurred or the project is completed. Revenues received for projects or expenses which will occur in a future period are deferred until that future period. If management estimates of the cost or completion date of the designated activities are inaccurate, revenues could be recognized inaccurately.

OPERATIONAL RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES The organization depends on fundraising to finance a significant proportion of its activities and strives to maintain an extremely strong profile and reputation with its stakeholders, the business community and government. Therefore, it adheres to high standards of governance and financial stewardship which are regularly reviewed.


The organization’s operating budget is approved by the Board of Governors and regularly reviewed, however changes in the economy both locally and nationally have an impact on the amount of operational revenue that can be generated. Large exhibitions are booked at least a year in advance and permanent gallery development takes significantly longer. This restricts the organization’s ability to react quickly to economic and other changes.

Accounts Receivable – Bad and doubtful debts The organization has made no provision for bad or doubtful debts. Aging debts are reviewed monthly. There have been no write-offs during the course of the year and it is management’s opinion that the accounts receivable balances representing 19.9% of total assets at March 31, 2006 will be received in full. If the future were to differ from management’s best estimate of amounts recoverable the organization could experience a bad debt charge in the future. Inventory Obsolescence The organization reviews its inventory for obsolescence at the annual inventory count carried out close to the end of the fiscal year. It has made no provision for inventory obsolescence. If this estimate is inadequate, the organization could experience a charge to operating expenses in the future. Capital Assets The accounting estimates for Capital Assets represent 8.1% of the organization’s balance sheet at March 31, 2006. If the organization’s estimated useful lives of assets were incorrect, the organization could experience increase or decreased charges for the amortization of capital assets in the future.

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The organization assesses the recoverability of its long-term investments on a regular, recurring basis. The most significant assumptions underlying the recoverability of long-term investments are the achievement of future cash flow and the long term sustainability of the organization. No allowance has been made for the recoverability of long-term investments at March 31, 2006. If the recoverability of a substantial portion of long-term investments is doubtful, the organization could experience an increased charge to investment expense in future and a reduction in the endowment revenues used to sustain its on-going operations.

The operating budget for 2007 is covered through anticipated sources of recurring funding.

Glenbow’s significant accounting policies are described in Note 3 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimated. Unless specifically stated below, the organization is not aware of trends, commitments, events or uncertainties that it reasonably expects to materially affect the methodology or assumptions associated with the critical accounting estimates.


Recoverability of Long Term Investments

The two most significant contractual arrangements which impact our ongoing operational activities are our collective agreement with CUPE Local 1645 which terminates on March 31, 2007 (negotiations for a new contract will begin in winter/early spring 2007); and there is also the contract for the Curatorial Care and Public Service Access Agreement with the Province of Alberta who own the majority of Glenbow’s collections. The current agreement is for a three year period expiring on March 31, 2009. The contract is for $3,379,000 per year for a period of three years. No allowance for inflation is included in this contract. The Institute intends to discuss the inflationary pressures it faces with the Province prior to establishing an operating budget for the 2007/08 fiscal year.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2007 The 2007 budget was built on an assumption of consistent and growing receipts from existing and new fundraising programs, growth in attendance revenues and a 10% fee increase in our service contract with the Province of Alberta. Projected operating revenues of $10.1 million are 6.3% lower than our revenues for the fiscal year to March 31, 2005. The operating budget for 2007 does not envisage the same volume of investment in new media projects. The main focus will be a large capital project – the Mavericks gallery. Our 2nd floor galleries will again host only two temporary exhibitions in the upcoming year to allow Glenbow staff to focus on the construction and installation of the Mavericks gallery. Ongoing work with the collections, archives and library collections will be sustained at the levels required to maintain and allow access to the collections as required by the Province of Alberta and the public the Glenbow serves. General operating costs continue to rise due to circumstances related to the economic situation of Calgary. The 2007 operating budget allows for a 3% negotiated settlement with the membership of CUPE Local 1645 as well as increases in many other fixed operating costs. The Board of Governors has recommended that over the next five years, the Glenbow work to enhance its existing programs and activities and collaboratively develop substantial new programs. A five year business plan has been developed which has been unanimously endorsed by the Board of Governors at a Board meeting in June 2006. This business plan suggests that a larger, more complex Glenbow, possibly in a new location, is acceptable to and sustainable within the Calgary community.

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Management’s Report The financial statements of the Institute are the responsibility of management and the Board of Governors. They have been prepared by management in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in Canada, applied on a consistent basis. In fulfilling its responsibilities, management has developed, and maintains, a system of internal controls designed to safeguard assets and the collection from loss or unauthorized use and ensure the accuracy of the financial records. The financial statements necessarily include certain estimates which are made after consideration of the information available and using careful judgments. The Board of Governors exercises its responsibilities for financial controls through the Audit/Investment Committee which is comprised of Governors who are not employees of the Institute. The Committee meets with management and the external auditors to satisfy itself that the responsibility of the respective parties are properly discharged and to review the financial statements before they are presented to the Board for approval. Deloitte & Touche LLP have examined the financial statements for the year 2006, and their report to the Board of Governors is presented herein.

Michael P. Robinson

President & Chief Executive Officer

Marion A. Shill

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary


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Balance Sheet

Operating Fund Statement

AS At MARCH 31, 2006

FOR tHE YEAR EnDED MARCH 31, 2006 operatIng fund

endoWment and desIgnated funds

total 2006

total 2005

total 2006

total 2005

ASSEtS REVEnuE current: cash and investments due from operating fund merchandise for resale grants and donations receivable (note 4) accounts receivable and accrued interest prepaid expenses


640,444 231,218 7,376,523 437,426 85,784 8,771,395

capital assets (note 5 ) grants and donations receivable after more than one year Investments (note 6 )

3,732,730 1,729,390 $ 14,233,515


5,595 118,071 18,524 – 4,821 – 147,011

– – 31,317,715 $ 31,464,726


646,039 118,071 249,742 7,376,523 442,247 85,784 8,918,406

3,732,730 1,729,390 31,317,715 $ 45,698,241


444,397 306,771 258,230 2,216,273 463,648 107,868 3,797,187

3,192,278 2,840,637 23,829,879 $ 33,659,981

current: $

616,238 1,930,883 118,071 7,796,215 10,461,407

– – – – –


616,238 1,930,883 118,071 7,796,215 10,461,407




(97,297) 1,979,055 – $ 14,233,515

– – 31,464,726 $ 31,464,726

(97,297) 1,979,055 31,464,726 $ 45,698,241

(1,064,712) 2,920,919 24,163,523 $ 33,659,981


1,887,150 306,771 2,274,777 4,468,698

long-term: deferred revenue (note 9 ) fund balances - unrestricted (note 10 ) - Invested in capital assets (note 10) - endowment and designated


2,879,000 19,192


2,738,000 14,555

2,032,410 3,593,713 1,230,390 724,354 501,795 103,298 11,084,152

2,393,007 3,099,725 1,181,224 713,651 566,906 33,812 10,740,880

836,922 2,922,003 1,439,040 2,632,553 643,513 611,609 1,182,813 790,148 11,058,601

661,566 3,088,560 1,235,750 2,394,772 606,284 605,561 1,272,086 854,329 10,718,908



bank Indebtedness (note 7) accounts payable and accrued liabilities due to endowment and designated funds deferred revenue (note 8 )

province of alberta Investment income allocation of unrestricted investment income from founding, legacy, collections, library and designated funds fundraising (note 11) admissions and memberships museum shop commercial activities miscellaneous

president’s office central services collections program and exhibit development library and archives museum shop glenbow enterprises amortization






on behalf of the board of governors: the accompanying notes are part of these financial statements.

mr. Ian bourne chairman of the board

mr. herb h. snowdon governor

the accompanying notes are part of these financial statements.


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Statement of Operations and Changes for Endowment and Designated Fund Balances FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2006






Investment income Interest, dividends, capital gains and losses $ 1,066,645 $ 468,174 $ 296,889 $ 1,831,708 $ 1,303,559 $ 4,391 $ 3,455 Unrealised investment appreciation 309,548 496,148 308,214 1,113,910 – 17,305 – Allocation of unrestricted investment income to operating fund (1,100,021) (543,298) (382,566) (2,025,885) (2,392,956) (6,525) – Allocation of unrestricted income to restricted fund (86,105) 98,930 12,825 (12,825) (51) Deaccessioning proceeds 20,000 78,099 98,099 18,708 Donations 1,561,998 1,561,998 1,065 1,766 1,850 Publications 18,711 22,735 276,172 1,916,917 399,566 2,592,655 (1,069,624) 22,823 27,989

EXPENDITURES Investment expenses 76,511 40,160 25,753 142,424 140,809 481 134 Deaccessioning expenses – – – – 2,228 – – Miscellaneous expenses – – – – – – 1,714 Amortization (116,312) – – (116,312) 14,748 – – (39,801) 40,160 25,753 26,112 157,785 481 1,848


315,973 1,876,757 373,813 2,566,543 (1,227,409) 22,342 26,141 Fund balances, beginning of year As previously reported 11,685,855 7,446,678 4,860,349 23,992,882 25,220,291 170,641 144,500 Change in Accounting Policy for Investments (Note 3f) 4,081,794 382,769 235,871 4,700,434 – 11,884 – As restated 15,767,649 7,829,447 5,096,220 28,693,316 25,220,291 182,525 144,500 Fund balances, end of year $ 16,083,622 $ 9,706,204 $ 5,470,033 $ 31,259,859 $ 23,992,882 $ 204,867 $ 170,641 The accompanying notes are part of these financial statements.


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OPERATING Net revenue (expenditure) $ 25,551 $ 21,972 $ 2,566,543 $ 22,342 $ 2,588,885 (1,201,268) Items not affecting cash – – – – 0 – Unrealised Investment Appreciation – – (1,113,910) (17,305) (1,131,215) – Amortization 790,148 854,329 (116,312) (116,312) 14,748 815,699 876,301 1,336,321 5,037 1,341,358 (1,186,520) Changes in non-cash working capital items 120,005 427,598 187,765 (20,833) 166,932 (362,899) 935,704 1,303,899 1,524,086 (15,796) 1,508,290 (1,549,419) INVESTING Net change in investments – – (1,524,086) (3,905) (1,527,991) 1,549,907 Increase in bank indebtedness 616,238 – – 0 – – Additions to capital assets (1,330,599) (1,247,329) – 0 – – (714,361) (1,247,329) (1,524,086) (3,905) (1,527,991) 1,549,907 NET CASH INFLOW (OUTFLOW) 221,343 56,570 0 (19,701) (19,701) 488 CASH POSITION, BEGINNING OF YEAR 419,101 362,531 0 25,296 25,296 24,808


$ 640,444 $ 419,101 $ 0 $ 5,595 $ 5,595 $ 25,296 The accompanying notes are part of these financial statements.

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Notes to the Financial Statements MARCH 31, 2006 Note 1 General The Glenbow-Alberta Institute (the “Institute”) operates under the authority of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute Act, Chapter G-5, Revised Statutes of Alberta 1996, as amended. The Institute is registered as a charity under the Income Tax Act and is exempt from income tax. Ownership of the majority of the collections is held by the Province of Alberta. The Institute is responsible for caring for the collection and providing public access. The Institute administers seven collections with over 1.3 million objects, comprised of Cultural History, Ethnology, Military History, Mineralogy, Art, Library, Archives - paper, photographs and negatives. All additions to the collections, including gifts, are approved by the Board of Governors. Deaccessioning of major value collection items requires approval by the Province of Alberta.

Publishing projects include catalogues, books, the Glenbow magazine, videos, research notes and multi-media technology.

Note 3 Significant Accounting Policies and Reporting Practices These financial statements have been prepared by management in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

The Operating Fund accounts for the organization’s administration activities, fundraising and the costs of maintaining and allowing public access to the collections.

The Collections Fund was established from the proceeds of a 1995 deaccessioning program for selected international collection items which are not part of the Institute’s core mandate. The net proceeds of the deaccessioned items were credited to the Collections Fund. Expenditures from the capital are restricted to the purchase of collection items. The Board has specified that an amount of investment income earned on the Collections Fund (the “Fund”) must be retained in the Fund in order to maintain the value of the Fund, increased by inflation. Any remaining unexpended investment income may be retained in the Fund or allocated to the Operating Fund at the discretion of the Board of Governors for “the care and maintenance of the collection.”

ii) Endowment Funds

iii) Designated Funds

The Founding Fund contains the Devonian Foundation Gift and the Province of Alberta Gift: initially $5,000,000 each. The Devonian Foundation Gift is invested in marketable securities and interest bearing deposits. A portion of the investment income earned annually thereon is required by the GlenbowAlberta Institute Amendment Act, 1996 to be reinvested in order to maintain the value of the Devonian Foundation Gift, increased by inflation. Investment income in excess of the annual inflation amount may be retained in the Fund or allocated to the Operating Fund at the discretion of the Board of Governors. The Province of Alberta Gift is also invested in marketable securities and interest bearing deposits. The Board of Governors has specified that an amount of investment income earned thereon must be retained in the Founding Fund (the “Fund”) in order to maintain the value of the Province of Alberta Gift, increased by inflation. The remaining investment income may be retained in the Fund or allocated to the Operating Fund at the Board’s discretion.

The Institute receives other funds which are designated for special use by donors or by the Board of Governors. It is the Institute’s policy to maintain these funds separately as Designated Funds. Transfers for capital asset acquisitions are made annually to the Operating Fund to the extent that Designated Funds have been expended on capital assets. Designated Funds include grants received from various government and private agencies to finance specific projects and proceeds from the sale of GlenbowAlberta Institute publications.

a) Fund Accounting The Institute follows the restricted fund method of accounting for contributions. Loans and advances between the funds are recorded in each fund and are not eliminated in the fund totals on the balance sheet. i) Operating Fund

Note 2 Nature of Operations and Description of Organization The nature and business of the Institute is to provide public service through a human history museum, an art gallery, a library, and an archives. The organization is comprised of six work units, the functions of which are as follows: The President’s office carries out the functions of the overall administration of the Institute including human resources. Central services provides board services, accounting, budgeting and financial services, computer services, photography, purchasing, security and building services, volunteer services and carries other unallocated costs such as photocopier leases and communications. Collections makes recommendations on the purchase and acceptance of gifts of art and artifacts and the deaccessioning of collection items, stores and conserves collection items and makes the collection available for display to the public. Program and exhibit development plans, facilitates, coordinates and produces all aspects of the Institute’s activities for the public. Library and archives acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes available to the public and staff published and archival material relating to the history of southern Alberta and Western Canada. Glenbow enterprises is a division of the Institute responsible for private sector, individual donor and foundation fund raising, facility rentals, the museum shop, grant applications, commercial alliances, advertising and promotion campaigns and new business ventures. Glenbow enterprises also develops publishing programs which reflect the full range of research undertaken at the Institute.


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part of the Institute’s core mandate, or were duplicates of items accessible in the local community) and the existing Legacy Fund. The Board has specified that an amount of investment income earned thereon must be retained in the Legacy Fund (the “Fund”) in order to maintain the value of the Fund, increased by inflation. Any remaining unexpended investment income may be retained in the Fund or allocated to the Operating Fund at the Board’s discretion and in accordance with the wishes of the original donors.

The Legacy Fund was established by the Board of Governors and is invested in marketable securities and interest bearing deposits. During 2006, additional endowment gifts were received for the development and maintenance of the Mavericks Gallery and to permanently preserve the Imperial Oil Archival Collection. These have been combined with the proceeds of the T.R. Pat McCloy Library Fund (which was established from the proceeds of a 2002 deaccessioning program of selected items which were not

b) Revenue Recognition Restricted contributions related to general operations are recognized as revenue of the Operating Fund in the year in which the related expenses are incurred. All other restricted contributions are recorded directly to the appropriate restricted fund when received. Unrestricted contributions are recognized as revenue of the Operating Fund in the year received or receivable if the amount to be received can be reasonably estimated and collection is reasonably assured. Operating grants are recognized as revenue in the period when receivable. Operating grants received for a future period are deferred until that future period.

Contributions to Endowment Funds are recognized as revenue in the Endowment Funds.

is held as available for trading or available for sale be revalued to fair value at the balance sheet date. Any changes in fair value would be recognized in income for the period. With the adoption of these recommendations, the initial revaluation of the investments at April 1, 2005 created a $4,712,318 cumulative adjustment in the opening fund balances and in the carrying value of the investments. Amounts for the period prior to April 1, 2005 have not been restated. The result of the changes in fair value in the current year has been recognized in the statement of operations and changes in fund balances.

Investment income earned on Endowment Fund resources is recognized in the Endowment Fund. Funds are transferred to the Operating Fund in accordance with terms approved by the Board. Other investment income is recognized as revenue of the Operating or Designated Funds when earned. Net revenues from the deaccessioning of collections items are forwarded to the Province of Alberta on receipt for deposit into a designated account for Glenbow Museum held collections which form part of the Historic Resources Fund of Alberta Community Development. Revenues from the deaccessioning of library items are allocated to the Legacy Fund which includes the T.R. Pat McCloy Library Fund. Expenses of deaccessioning are paid from sale proceeds.

g) Financial Instruments Accounts receivable and accrued interest, investments and accounts payable and accrued liabilities constitute financial instruments. Based on the available information, the carrying value of the Institute’s accounts receivable and accounts payable approximates fair value as at March 31, 2006. Investments are long-term in nature and are recorded at the lower of cost or market value, unless declines in market value are considered temporary. See Note 6 for fair value information pertaining to the investments.

c) Donated Services A substantial number of unpaid volunteers have made significant contributions of their time to the Institute’s programs. The value of this contributed time is not included in these financial statements, since objective measurement of valuation is indeterminable.

The Institute is exposed to risks arising from fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates. The Institute does not use derivative instruments to reduce its exposure to interest and foreign exchange rate risk, but mitigates risk by ensuring that dates of bond maturity are staggered.

d) Merchandise for Resale Merchandise for resale is recorded at the lower of cost or net realizable value. e) Capital Assets

Furniture and equipment is recorded at cost and is amortized on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets: computer equipment 33.3%, vehicles and equipment 20%, major renovations 6.67% and furniture 10%. Leasehold improvements and travelling exhibitions are recorded at cost and are amortized over the expected lives of the improvements or exhibitions. Long-lived capital assets are tested for recoverability whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amount may not be fully recoverable. f) Investments Effective April 1, 2005 the Institute prospectively adopted the recommendations of CICA Handbook Section 3855 “Financial Instruments – recognition and measurement”. These recommendations require that any investment that Glenbow Museum Annual Report 2005/06


Note 4 Government Grants

Note 8 Deferred Revenue - Current

Grants and donations receivable include the following government grants:


Federal government grants


Provincial government grants


Grants from foundations



Grants from the corporate sector





Receivable in Receivable after less than 12 months more than 12 months

Province of Alberta – Centennial Legacies grant in support of the Mavericks gallery




Government of Canada – Western Economic Diversification Program in support of the Mavericks gallery




1,000,000 500,000

Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program approved two grants totalling $132,000 in fiscal year 2006. All of the revenue from these grants was recognized in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006.

2005 $345,682 1,295,817


$7,796,215 $2,274,777

Note 5 Capital Assets

Note 9 Deferred Revenue - Long Term

2006 2005 Accumulated Net Book Net Book Cost Amortization Value Value Furniture and equipment Leasehold improvements













Permanent Gallery Construction



Travelling exhibitions





$ 11,492,443 $ 7,759,713 $ 3,732,730 $ 3,192,278

Note 6 Investments



Market Value Cost Market Value Cost Founding Fund Devonian Foundation Gift $ 8,564,225 $ 6,156,676 $ 8,329,875 $ 6,156,676

Province of Alberta Gift

Legacy Fund Collections Fund Library Fund







6,673,643 5,469,162

6,000,667 4,925,077

6,346,368 5,084,844

5,407,054 11,563,730



Province of Alberta – Centennial Legacies grant in support of the Mavericks gallery

ICAP funding for upgrade and renewal of storage space



Government of Canada – Western Diversification grant in support of the Mavericks gallery


Calgary Foundation – support for First Nations school programs

– –

Fees and grants in support of travelling exhibitions


Provincial government grants for the construction of the Blackfoot gallery





11,250 $3,171,553

Note 10 Changes in Operating Fund Balance Changes in the Operating Fund balances were comprised of: 2006 2005 Invested in Capital Assets Unrestricted Total Total $1,834,235
















Mavericks Fund



$ 31,317,715

$ 25,474,023

$ 28,542,197

Common and preferred stocks





Bonds, debentures and mortgages













$ 23,829,879

$ 31,317,715 $ 25,474,023 $ 28,542,197 $ 23,829,879

Note 7 Bank Indebtedness Bank indebtedness includes advances under the Institute’s credit facility as of year end. On March 10, 2006 the Institute renewed its credit facility in the amount of $1,200,000 with a Canadian chartered bank. The facility bears interest at the bank’s prime rate and is provided on an unsecured basis.

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Accrued interest receivable





Cash and short-term deposits


Corporate sector support for exhibitions and programming

Net revenue

Designated Fund

Beginning of year balance Invested in capital assets

Note 11 Fundraising Fundraising revenues of $3,593,713 in the operating fund and $1,563,764 in the endowment and restricted funds include cash donations to the Institute and do not include donations of art, artifacts and archival material to the collections which are owned by the Province of Alberta. All contributions received were applied to the charitable activities and the associated operating overheads of the organization. Contributions in excess of 10% of the total gross contributions recognized as revenue during the year amounted to $1,785,201 applied to the redevelopment of the permanent galleries on the third floor, and $1,136,998 donated for the establishment of an endowment to provide permanent care and maintenance of and access to the the Imperial Oil archival collection.



The expenses incurred for the purposes of soliciting contributions were $207,018. Remuneration to employees whose principal duties involve fund-raising amounted to $301,615 and $34,272 was paid as remuneration to a fund-raising business that was used to make solicitations on behalf of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute. The approximate dollar amount of the tax receipts issued by the Institute for items donated to the collection in 2006 amounted to $3,929,782 (2005 - $281,097). Tax receipts for amounts greater than $1,000 are supported by independent appraisals.

Note 13 Donated Services The Glenbow Centre is leased to The City of Calgary by the Government of Alberta for a nominal amount of one dollar per year. The City of Calgary, in turn, subleases it to the Institute for the same amount per year. Fair market value of the rental has not been determined. The City of Calgary also provides janitorial, maintenance and utility services for the Glenbow Centre at no cost to the Institute. The value of the services as determined by The City of Calgary was $1,575,148 for the year ended March 31, 2006 (2005 - $1,478,338). This amount has not been included in the Operating Fund statement.

Note 12 Pension Obligations The Institute has a defined contribution plan which is available to all full-time and permanent part-time employees. Under the terms of the plan, the Institute matches contributions of up to 5% of employee earnings. In 2006, the Institute contributed $218,442 (2005 - $204,508) in connection with the plan.

Note 14 Comparative Figures Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform with the presentation adopted in the current year.

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Board of Governors

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions Founder

Past Chairs

Eric Harvie* O.C., C.D., Q.C.

Eric L. Harvie,* O.C., C.D., Q.C., 1954-1966 The Hon. Mr. Justice N.D. McDermid,* Q.C., 1966-1969 James C. Mahaffy,* 1969-1970 W. Donald C. MacKenzie,* 1970-1974 The Hon. Douglas S. Harkness,* O.C., 1974-1977 Jane T. Edwards, 1977-1980 D. Edwin Lewis,* C.D., Q.C., 1980-1984 E. David D. Tavender, Q.C., 1984-1988 Catherine M. Evamy, 1988-1991 Frederick F. Abbott, 1991-1994 J. Sherrold Moore, 1994-1997 Robert G. Peters, 1997-2000 A. Webster Macdonald, Jr. Q.C., 2000-2002 Randal L. Oliver 2002-2004 * deceased

Board Chair

Ian A. Bourne Vice-Chair

Gail O’Brien Governors

Terry Allen Alex Archila, Chair, Development Committee Mary Ann Cormack Lauchlan Currie Joanne Cuthbertson, Chair, Content Committee Rod Green, Vice-Chair, Development Committee Robert Herdman T. Gregory Kane, Q.C. James P. Keough Edmond Lee Jean Merriman Dr. Vettivelu Nallainayagam Hon. Judge William Pepler, Chair, Governance Committee Christopher J. Robb Michael P. Robinson, C.M., President and CEO Herb Snowdon, Chair, Audit & Investment Committee Dr. Ann E. Calvert Lance Carlson Richard Cormack Bonnie Dumont Yves Trepanier

Robert M. Borden N. Glenn Cameron Jane T. Edwards Catherine M. Evamy Robert R. Janes, Ph.D. The Hon. E. Peter Lougheed, P.C., C.C., Q.C. Joy Harvie Maclaren John E. Poole E. David D. Tavender, Q.C. Dr. Hugh A. Dempsey, Chief Curator Emeritus Premier Ralph Klein, Curator Emeritus of Blackfoot Ethnology Joy Harvie Maclaren, Curator Emeritus of Blackfoot Ethnology Dr. Marmie P. Hess, O.C., LL.D., Curator Emeritus of Inuit Collections Ewa Smithwick, Conservator Emeritus

Past Chair

Randal L. Oliver Corporate Secretary & Treasurer

Marion Shill Assistant Corporate Secretary

Christine Chin

Back cover images (left to right): Regina Cheremeteff, dancer, in costume for Spanish dance, 1928, Glenbow Archives NA-4894-5; Stu Hart, undefeated Canadian Amateur Wrestling Champion, Edmonton, Alberta, 1936, Glenbow Archives NA-5602-5; Peter Lougheed, speaking in Calgary, Alberta, c. 1980s, Glenbow Archives NA-5516-72c; John Ware, Black rancher and family, southern Alberta, 1896, Glenbow Archives NA-263-1. Back inside cover image: Greek, Head of Isis, Hellenistic Period, ca. 280-240 B.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


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Trace the rise and fall of Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations and learn how they influenced one another in history, folklore and culture. Featuring nearly 200 artifacts spanning a 5,000 year history, visitors can embark on an ancient Mediterranean tour to learn how trade, travel and the mixture of different cultures brought about new artistic styles.


Honourary Appointments Board Community Representatives

June 30, 2006 to June 3, 2007

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta A New Permanent Gallery Celebrating Alberta’s Story Opens February 2007 Alberta was shaped by mavericks – men and women who were adventurous, hardworking and spirited. Glenbow’s new 30,000 square foot permanent gallery will explore our province’s history through the stories of over 45 maverick personalities. Based upon the book by Aritha van Herk, Mavericks the gallery will trace the legendary tales and colourful characters that helped to shape and define Alberta’s maverick nature.

Belonging: A Place for Everyone June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007

Text: Tanis Shortt Design: Kaija Dirkson Printing: Sundog Printing Limited

Board of Governors

Egypt, Greece and Rome: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World

Celebrate Canada’s diversity with three unique exhibits that showcase Canada’s multiculturalism. Invitation: The Quilt of Belonging features a hand-made 120 foot-long quilt representing every culture and First Nations group in Canada. Celebrating Prairie Cultures is a Glenbow-produced exhibit of garments, footwear, quilts and coverlets that share the stories of First Nations and the world cultures that have made their home on the Canadian Prairies. Developed by the Jewish Historical Society of southern Alberta, A Joyful Harvest shares the varied stories of Alberta’s Jewish community and celebrates 100 years of the Jewish experience in the province.

Emily Carr: New Perspectives October 25, 2007 to January 26, 2008 One of Canada’s most recognized artists, Emily Carr is best known for her paintings of First Nations’ villages and landscapes of the northwest Pacific coast. Travelling from the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery, this national touring exhibition features 150 influential works of art and will be the first time such a comprehensive exhibition on Emily Carr will have ever been showcased in Calgary.

Fresh Art: Canadian Contemporary Art from Glenbow’s Collection Available in May 2007 Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Board of Education, and the Alberta College of Art and Design are developing an online experience featuring Canadian contemporary art from Glenbow’s collections. Showcasing both established and emerging artists with an emphasis on artists from Alberta and Western Canada from the late 1960s to the present, this dynamic website will feature over 50 works including multimedia, painting and sculpture. Developed for students in grades 10 through 12, this website will be available in English and French.

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