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Sep 22 '21
Join us on September 22 at 7pm for an online presentation and panel discussion about the Artworks Renaming Initiative.

As with many historical art collections, there are titles that carry inappropriate, outdated, even racist words. These works have titles with words such as “Indian”, “savage” or “Eskimo”, which are inappropriate and emotionally triggering in today’s context.

With the guidance from Indigenous knowledge keepers and Elders, WAG-Qaumajuq has re-titled these works.

Presenters include Marie Anne Redhead – Project Coordinator and Julia Lafreniere, WAG-Qaumajuq Head of Indigenous Initiatives – Project Manager. Presenters and panelists will discuss the project’s legacy for art institutions and why it is important to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into galleries and collections. This initiative is important as it gives Indigenous knowledge a permanent space within the canon of art history.

Panelists include Marie Anne Redhead – Project Coordinator, Katryna Barske – Masters in Cultural Studies Student and Researcher, Nicole Fletcher, WAG Registrar, Riva Symko, WAG Head of Collections & Exhibitions, and Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, Pahan Pte San Win; moderated by WAG-Qaumajuq Head of Indigenous Initiatives, Julia Lafreniere – Project Manager.

This free event will take place on Zoom.

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