Aberdeen Cultural Centre
|Location||140 Botsford Street
Moncton, New Brunswick
The Aberdeen Cultural Centre is an Acadian cultural cooperative containing multiple studios and galleries and is located on Botsford Street in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Centre houses the Galerie Sans Nom, which presents art exhibitions that showcase current trends in visual arts, concentrating on artists from across Canada. Also active in the Centre is the IMAGO print workshop, which is interested in presenting and developing contemporary print works and techniques. The building that now houses the Centre was constructed in 1898 and originally served as Moncton’s first secondary school, known as Aberdeen High School. The school was named for the then Governor General Lord Aberdeen, who laid the cornerstone of the edifice shortly before its completion. The building was reconstructed following a terrible fire in 1916 and remained a functioning high school for decades thereafter. When the Aberdeen School—alma mater of Northrop Frye, world-renowned author and literary critic—closed its doors in the late 1970s, at that time it was a French elementary school since Moncton High School was established, Aberdeen was about to take on a new vocation.
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