Playing Favourites: Kathy, November 20th, 2011

21 Nov

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 Kathy with "Creation Story" (2007) by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-) from Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whalebone, stone, ivory, Private Collection


Where are you from?


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

I was just passing by and I saw this incredible museum. It should be considered a national treasure.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Everywhere you look on this whalebone carving presents a different vision-people, fish, bear claws, eagles. It has depth. It has spirit. It takes you inside of yourself and gives you a vision of this incredible culture.



Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

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