Chair­man’s Mes­sage

Inuit Art Quarterly - - CONTENTS - Chair, Inuit Art Foun­da­tion Sammy Kud­luk

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.

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