Statue of Dominion Archivist Sir Arthur Doughty to be moved from Library and Archives Canada’s building in Ottawa to Gatineau

If you were thinking about looking at the statue of Sir Arthur Doughty, the Dominion Archivist from 1904 to 1935, located behind Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa, you won’t find it.

The statue has been removed to undergo a restoration process before it will be relocated to its new permanent location, across the Ottawa River, at LAC’s Preservation Campus in Gatineau, Quebec.

Both sides of the statue of Dominion Archivist Sir Arthur Doughty feature a quote from a work of his: “Of all national assets, archives are the most precious: they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.”
Photo: Library and Archives Canada’s Facebook page.

No word on when the restored statue will be installed in its new location.

Learn more about Sir Arthur Doughty, who played a key role in the history of Canada’s archives, on LAC’s Discover Blog.

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