Playing Favourites: Edgar G., July 31, 2011

31 Jul

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 Edgar next to “Spirit World of the Inuit” by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955 – ), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Whalebone, stone, ivory, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Mexico

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

I was just walking around by the shore and I found this amazing museum!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I was really surprised it was made of whale bone; and how many details and meanings it has.  Plus when I was told this whalebone might possibly be more than 400 years old I was astonished.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti , MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

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