. World’s biggest Inuit art collection revealed at Winnipeg’s new museum within a museum « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Art News Paper – The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) will on 27 March mark the public opening of its Qaumajuq centre, a $C65m ($52.4m) extension of its downtown building that features a groundbreaking presentation of Inuit art. A two-part virtual celebration unfolds today and tomorrow. The new museum within a museum is intended not only to champion Inuit works but to “acknowledge our colonial past and move forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration”, says Stephen Borys, the director of the WAG. The centre, whose Inuktitut name translates as “it is bright, it is lit”, showcases more than 10,000 Inuit works.

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Lindsay Reid

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