This issue of the Quarterly focuses on museums, both in Canada and internationally, and the Inuit art collections they hold. As works by Inuit artists have travelled across the globe, this issue asks several museums about their plans to promote their collections. It is an exciting time for Inuit artists as well as curators, who are highlighted in the feature “In Conversation”.
This piece shows the important accomplishments and continued barriers facing Inuit cultural workers today. As a foundation, we are committed to working to support professional development and training for Inuit entering arts administration and curation.
We are also pleased to feature a first look at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre, one of many projects that are underway to centre Winnipeg as the heart of Indigenous contemporary art in Canada. The centre will combine fresh and new curatorial approaches to ensure that Inuit art remains visible and part of the larger conversation on art and artists for decades to come.
With each new issue we have enjoyed covering different topics around Inuit art and artists, something we think has been important in fulfilling our goals and mandate for the numerous stakeholders of the Inuit Art Foundation. We hope you enjoy this issue.