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!