Tag Archives: whalebone

Playing Favourites: Nicholas Y., July 2, 2014

3 Aug

MIA visitor with his favourite piece at the museum.

Nicholas Y., a MIA visitor, with “Hunter Over Seal Hole” by Uriash Puqiqnak, CM (1946), Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), serpeninite, whalebone, hide, ivory, pigment, MIA Collection courtesy of the Sprott Acquisition Fund, 2008.2.8.1-4

Where are you from?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

My sister works here, this is my first time to the museum.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the grotesque look of the piece and how it is very funny.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets 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: Fiona G., November 15, 2011

15 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 Fiona G. with "Creation Story" (2007)by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-) from Ikpiarjuk, whalebone, stone, ivory, Private collection

 

Where are you from?

Liverpool, England

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

I am an admin at the Museum of Liverpool, UK and am interested from both a visitor and an academic point of view. This is my first visit but I’m interested in coming back!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece is totally engaging. It’s different from every angle and provides something different everytime you view it. The materials add a lovely texture, making it inviting. You could look at it for hours and still see something new!

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer