Art dealer and developer Tom Webster first travelled north in 1968 for a teaching position in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), NU, and it was there that he first became involved with Inuit artists, assisting them with marketing their work to southern audiences. After moving to Iqaluit with his wife, Helen, Webster opened a small exhibition space in a former liquor store in the early 1970s which they transformed into the territory’s first museum. Both believed strongly that a local museum showcasing art from the region was essential. Working with the territorial government (then the Northwest Territories, today Nunavut), the Websters set aside works for display in the museum. Eventually, the collection found a home at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, established in 1983 in the former Hudson’s Bay building. In addition to being integral members of the museum community, Tom and Helen opened their own gallery space Iqaluit Fine Arts Studio and later an arts wholesale business, Arts Induvik Canada, with locations in both Iqaluit and Montreal. Tom Webster was deeply committed to his community of Iqaluit and equally so to it’s artists. He is deeply missed throughout both the North and South for his lifelong commitment and steadfast championing of Inuit artists.