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25 June 2018

Installation view of Picturing Arctic Modernity at Canadian Museum of History

Picturing Arctic Modernity: North Baffin Drawings from 1964, curated by Norman Vorano, continues its run at the Canadian Museum of History through 3 September 2018, with the national tour to follow. In June of 2018, two satellite version of the exhibition travelled to the North Baffin Region of Nunavut. One will be on view at the Nattinnak Visitors Centre in Pond Inlet and the other, curated by Mike Jaypoody, at Piqqusilirivvik in Clyde River until September of 2018.

Dr Vorano has been in Clyde River to assist with the installation and to host informal community drop in sessions to share the research and the collection. He writes,”The drawings were mounted in a small reading room in Piqqusilirivvik. Staff were excited to see the drawings, welcoming, and offered so much assistance. People from the community dropped in to take snapshots, marvel at the drawings, and chat afterwards over coffee and cookies. More than once I overheard a visitor point to a drawing and say, “that’s my grandmother’s!””