News release: July 14, 2021
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives upgrades underway
Facility to remain closed until early 2022
BRAMPTON, ON (July 14, 2021) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is undergoing a significant upgrade project to improve Peel’s heritage complex located in downtown Brampton and home to Peel’s historic Courthouse and Jail opened in 1867. This construction project will see improved airflow to enhance visitor experience and to ensure the safeguarding of collections. PAMA will also be taking this time to revisit permanent exhibitions, conduct community consultations and refresh spaces.
PAMA will remain closed until early 2022, while remaining active with online programming, community partnerships and virtual and outdoor exhibitions. Reopening in early 2022 will take place in a phased approach, starting with the reopening of the Art Gallery.
Throughout the period of the COVID-19 closure in 2020/2021, the Region of Peel Archives has been fielding many inquiries virtually. However, as construction begins, records access will be impacted and research inquiries will be suspended. Please visit the Peel Archives Research web page for specific details if you require urgent access to government records.
PAMA will be creating a specific web page dedicated to the construction project, and as information and updates become available, they will be shared online as well as communicated through our social media channels @visitpama on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you to our community, partners and loyal patrons for your ongoing support and understanding throughout the pandemic and going forward. We hope to continue to engage with you virtually and welcome you back on-site to our new and improved spaces in early 2022.
Rene Nand, Manager of PAMA and Community and Cultural Engagement.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region's culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.