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UO-LC-NAC-SouthamHall-Seating-Removal.jpg
Photos of the original seating from Southam Hall, which were replaced during the renovations with seats that had better acoustical properties. The photo shows the original seating in a pile following their removal.

UO-LC-NAC-Elgin-OriginalEntrance-1992.jpg
When the National Arts Centre was originally in its design stages, the Diefenbaker government had proposed a large museum to be built on the land adjacent to the south. Hamilton Southam and his team imagined that the Confederation Square site on…

UO-LC-NAC-SouthamHall-ShellConstruction-2sec.png
"This time-lapse highlights the complex assembly and installation of the Southam Hall orchestra shell. It is, without a doubt, the shining star of the National Arts Centre’s Production Renewal Project.

Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects,…

UO-LC-NAC-Inauguration-Mashup-2min.png
"The opening of the National Arts Centre in 1969 was a source of great pride for Canada and the Nation’s Capital. More than 40,000 people came to visit the building during an open house on May 30th. On June 2nd, some of Canada’s political and…

UO-LC-NAC-Elgin-EntranceRenovation-Construction-March2017-Grogan.jpg
When the National Arts Centre was originally in its design stages, the Diefenbaker government had proposed a large museum to be built on the land adjacent to the south. Hamilton Southam and his team imagined that the Confederation Square site on…

UO-LC-NAC-Photograph-of-Southam-Hall-Stage-Construction.jpg
Photograph of Southam Hall from stage perspective during its construction.

UO-LC-NAC-New-Washroom.jpg
The public washrooms were one of the core elements in need of significant upgrading. Not only were the original washrooms too small, but a study of the facilities from the 1970s identified excessive wait times during intermission. The renovations…

Tour of NAC under construction, front.jpg
Photograph showing the head architect (Fred Lebensold) of the original National Arts Center design giving a tour of the construction site to the public
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