Glass Vault

IMMERSING YOURSELF IN A RARE VIEW OF ART – THE WORLD’S ONLY GLASS VAULT OF ITS KIND

You will step inside the WAG Inuit Art Centre and be greeted by a stunning glass vault that’s three stories high and filled with thousands of carvings.

 

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Inuit Art Centre visible vault rendering. Michael Maltzan Architecture Inc.
Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Photo: Iwan Baan

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Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collection.

UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS

For the first time, the entire stone carving collection will be accessible. The WAG Inuit Art Centre will provide the world’s only opportunity to view an entire collection and watch curators, conservators and perparators at work as they plan exhibitions, and document and study art.

The visible working vault is the first of its kind in North America and the world’s largest for Inuit art.

Miriam Qiyuk. Women and Children, 1990. Stone. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. in honour of the appointment of Mrs. Marjorie Drache as a Fellow of The WAG Foundation Inc., G-92-227
Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Photo: Iwan Baan
Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Photo: Iwan Baan
Nelson Takkiruq. Double Shaman Drum Dancer (detail), 1989. Whale bone, stone. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of Dr. Harry Winrob, 2006-616.1 to 3