Playing Favourites: Lydia H., June 30, 2011

30 Jun

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Lydia H. with “Memories: An Ancient Past” by Abraham Anghik Rubem (1951 – ), Paulatuk, NWT, Whalebone, stone, wood, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

I hope to study Anthropology at university this October and so have a great interest in culture and people.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I think this piece really tells a story and the carvings vividly express a sense of emotion within the people, but also their relationship with animals and nature. There is a continuous flow to this piece which spiritually connects the Inuit to their environment.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator

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