Qaumajuq Centre Sets Tone for the Decolonization of Collections

Darlene Coward Wight, WAG-Qaumajuq Curator of Inuit Art talked about the new Inuit art centre with Rachel Ozerkevich of Art & Object.

“Since 1961, WAG has featured 215 exhibitions and published fifty-two catalogues on Inuit art. Throughout curator of Inuit art Darlene Coward Wight’s thirty-five-year-long career at WAG, she has participated in ninety-five of these shows.

Part of what makes Wight and her colleague’s work notable is their emphasis on travel and direct communication with the artists whose works they feature. Wight believes that the museum has been so successful in bridging cultural gaps because of their ongoing efforts to maintain dialogue with northern communities and artists.”

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