Collecting and Displaying Inuit Art (2016)

  • Thinking through the Museum team members (L-R): Sylvia Dueck, Angela Failler, Heather Igloliorte, Lauren Bosc
  • Dr. Heather Igloliorte delivers the keynote lecture during the workshop
  • Workshop attendees visit the WAG vaults
  • WAG Curator of Inuit Art Darlene Wight shares pieces of the WAG's Inuit Art Collection
  • Workshop attendees hear about the proposed Inuit Art Centre
  • Dr. Igloliorte and Dr. Failler facilitate the afternoon discussion on difficult knowledge and Inuit art
  • Sylvia Dueck, Research Assistant and UWinnipeg student of Art History
  • image slider
  • Attendees discuss ways of #thinkingthroughinuitart with Dr. Stephen Borys
Thinking through the Museum team members (L-R): Sylvia Dueck, Angela Failler, Heather Igloliorte, Lauren Bosc1 Dr. Heather Igloliorte delivers the keynote lecture during the workshop2 Workshop attendees visit the WAG vaults3 WAG Curator of Inuit Art Darlene Wight shares pieces of the WAG's Inuit Art Collection4 Workshop attendees hear about the proposed Inuit Art Centre5 Dr. Igloliorte and Dr. Failler facilitate the afternoon discussion on difficult knowledge and Inuit art6 Sylvia Dueck, Research Assistant and UWinnipeg student of Art History7 Workshop coordinator Dr. Serena Keshavjee8 Attendees discuss ways of #thinkingthroughinuitart with Dr. Stephen Borys9
wowslideshow by WOWSlider.com v8.6m
On February 12, 2016, Thinking through the Museum team members Angela Failler, Heather Igloliorte, Sylvia Dreaver (Dueck), and Lauren Bosc participated in a workshop with UWinnipeg faculty members, MA students, and staff from the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). The workshop, which featured a lecture by Dr. Igloliorte, a tour of the WAG Inuit art vaults with Curator Darlene Wight, a discussion facilitated by Dr. Failler, and a presentation by WAG Director and CEO Dr. Stephen Borys, functioned as a productive space to think about how to “think through” Inuit art and curatorial practices.

A large part of the discussion also involved “thinking through” the WAG’s vision for an Inuit Art Centre. This Centre, which would house and display the WAG’s 13,000 Inuit art pieces, will include programming for people of all ages to celebrate and learn about Inuit art through exhibitions, research, education, and art making.

Coming soon: SnapThoughts by participants of the workshop on the idea of an Inuit Art Centre!

photo credits: Lauren Bosc

Share