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Museum catalogue: Inuit Art Collection

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Inuit Art Collection

The Scott Polar Research Institute is world-renowned for its library, archival and photographic collections. It also houses the largest public collection of art work by the indigenous peoples of northern Canada, Greenland and Alaska.

The collection includes print works, carving and sculpture dating from the late 1940s to the present day. Recently augmented by a Collecting Cultures grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the collection has grown to include representative works by named artists from almost every producing community in Northern Canada, as well as smaller collections of works made in Greenland and Alaska. The research project funded by this grant, ‘Arctic Visions’ has also enabled the production of a book on the subject of European collectors of Inuit Art as well as a number of exhibitions.

Further details on any item on the collection may be had on application to the Keeper of Collections at the Institute.

For details of public and research access please see the main Museum page of the website.

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Data in this catalogue was last updated on Wednesday, 6th June 2018.