Art Gallery of Nova Scotia selects two new honorary governors

Longtime supporters Carol Dodds and Robbie Shaw join a growing list of honorary governors.

The board of governors for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has appointed Carol Dodds and Robbie Shaw as honorary governors.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

In a media release, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) has announced longtime supporters Carol Dodds and Robbie Shaw as its newest honorary governors. The two join a growing list of senior volunteers who have made extensive contributions to the Gallery.

An active advocate and supporter of the AGNS for over 20 years, in addition to previously serving on the board of governors, Dodds continues to work as a volunteer while introducing new audiences and generations to what the Gallery has to offer.

“Volunteering over the years, with so many hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic people, has been rewarding and personally inspiring,” says Dodds of her appointment in the release.

Another long-serving supporter, as chair of the board of governors from 2014 to 2016 Shaw helped to realize the Gallery’s vision for its proposed new building.

“I am very excited by the plans for the new AGNS on the waterfront,” says Shaw. “Not only will it be a great art gallery, but like our wonderful new library, it will be a great gathering place for all Nova Scotians.”

Created in 1998, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia honorary governors are chosen for their time and service devoted to the Gallery. Appointees are chosen from four categories: time and service; promotion of the Gallery’s goals and objectives; financial assistance; or in-kind donations.