The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has appointed Nancy Noble as its new director. Noble, who grew up in Saskatchewan, comes to Victoria from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where she had been CEO since 2016.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has appointed Nancy Noble as its new director.
Noble, originally from Saskatchewan, comes to Victoria from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where she had been CEO since 2016. Prior to her role at the Halifax Gallery, Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum, she served as CEO of the Museum of Vancouver for over a decade.
Noble was named a director by the gallery’s board on Wednesday, filling a position previously held by longtime director Jon Tupper. Janyce Ronson had been acting director of the Moss Street Gallery since 2021, following Tupper’s retirement.
“Nancy has extensive experience running art galleries and other cultural institutions and a proven ability to lead change,” AGGV Chairman Chris Lawless said in a statement.
“With plans for a new AGGV location downtown, it’s a huge benefit to the gallery that Nancy has experience leading a major construction project, as well as proven success in directing fundraising campaigns.”
Noble will join the gallery – in its 71st year of operation – in June.
“[T]Building is a means to an end and that end is to be inclusive and responsive and to provide great programming through art,” Noble said in a statement.