Archive | September, 2012

Playing Favourites: Emma W., September 20th, 2012

22 Sep

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.

Playing Favourites submission

Emma W., a MIA former employee, with “Musk Ox” (c.1970s) by Barnabus Arnasungaaq (1924- ), Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), stone, Private Collection on loan to MIA.

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

Former employee! Last day favourite pick!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love Barnabus Arnasungaaq’s style and his rounded forms. I like the way his muskox is arching his back – so much personality!

Posted by: Lindsay Bontoft, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

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Playing Favourites: Qingfang T., September 19, 2012

20 Sep

Qingfang T., a MIA visitor, with “Birds on Cliff” (c. 1970s) by an unidentified artist, Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), whalebone, ivory, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

China.

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

This is my first visit to the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the hand making goods because of the detail of the craftsmanship.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Federico P., September 17, 2012

18 Sep

Federico P., a MIA visitor, with “Shaman” (c. 1970) by Josiah Nuilaalik (1928-2005), Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), stone, antler, inlay, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Argentina.

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

I’m interested in this kind of art.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer