Beaverbrook Art Gallery launches Kidoons videos, and entire digital collection

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Fredericton, New Brunswick: The entire Beaverbrook Art Gallery permanent collection of works is now viewable online on the gallery’s website ( for members of the public to study and enjoy, and this is joined with new animated videos and activities for children.

John Leroux, our Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, is thrilled to be able to share these new high-quality images of the collection with art lovers around the world. He remarks that, “going through the entire collection during the pandemic allowed us the privilege of digitizing the collection so we could share it, but it also led us to discover many artworks that were all but hidden to viewers. All of the beloved artworks are here, but so are several thousand works that have never been seen by the public.”

Launching with the digital collection of works are Kidoons videos for youth. These engaging videos, featuring Joe Otter and his pal Billy Mink, showcase their visit to the gallery and what they found on their adventures. The videos are publicly available online in both English and French and can be found here.

Kidoons also created custom Study Guide / Activity Books to accompany each video.

Visitors to the Beaverbrook website are encouraged to browse the entire gallery collection and view their favourite works in our collection or explore and admire pieces by artists that they may not have seen before. “While we change out artworks that we have on display from our permanent collection, there are many works that folks may not have seen,” says Tom Smart, Director of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. “This is an excellent opportunity to view all the treasures that the Beaverbrook has to offer, and perhaps discover an interest in a new work or artist that they may have never come across.”

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

The digital collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery can be found here.

The Kidoons videos can be found here.

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