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News release: May 17, 2023

PAMA launches a new online open access collections catalogue

Brampton, ON. (May 17, 2023) - The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) has launched a new online collections management system known as an open public access catalogue (OPAC). The catalogue is an automated research tool that will allow the public to search for information in the PAMA art gallery, museum and archives collections.

The new tool is all about access, outreach, open data, and information sharing and offers new research capabilities not offered on this scale before. It finally allows PAMA to share vital, public domain information about our collections with the people and groups we serve in Peel and with the rest of the world.

Researchers will be better prepared before visiting. This is especially helpful to users of the Regional Archives since its collection is the most directly accessible of PAMA's collections to researchers on a day-to-day basis. OPAC also better aligns PAMA with other cultural institutions that have a searchable online catalogue of their collections.

The project is still a work in progress. It will build gradually over the years as additional records and corresponding images are added to the collection.

Explore the catalogue now.

About PAMA

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 to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist, PAMA
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.