Glass Vault

A UNIQUE, IMMERSIVE ART-VIEWING EXPERIENCE – THE WORLD’S ONLY GLASS VAULT OF ITS KIND

The first thing you will see when you step inside the WAG Inuit Art Centre will be a stunning, three-storey-high glass vault filled with thousands of Inuit carvings – a powerful introduction to your Inuit Art Centre experience.

 

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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

The Glass Vault will bring the WAG’s collection of over 7,500 Inuit stone carvings to light.

A Conservation Studio at the heart of the Glass Vault will be visible to the public. Watching conservators, curators, interns and other staff work with the collection will further enrich your experience with 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