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Greetings from the newest MIA Development Officer

28 May
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Christine Platt, Development Officer, with her favourite Abraham Anghik Ruben artwork, “Raven and Sedna,” 2009

Hello everybody!

My name is Christine Platt, and I just joined the MIA team as a Development Officer! I am excited to work on the Inuit Art Magazine, the Canadian Inuit Art Project and much more. I especially look forward to sharing knowledge and ideas on contemporary Inuit art with all of you.

Before joining MIA, I completed a Masters in Museum Studies and a Masters in contemporary Chinese art. I also worked for a contemporary art fund in the Netherlands, and I’ve volunteered at many museums while living and working around the world (including at MIA as a docent).

I hope that together with the MIA staff and volunteers, I will help to engage an even wider audience in learning and experiencing Inuit art. I particularly aim to help attract more collectors to enter the contemporary Inuit art market. The artworks featured at the museum and in the gallery express so much in form, style, emotion and cultural heritage, which could enhance many private and corporate collections and the personal life experiences of our visitors and friends.

I will write on the blog to tell you more about this as I collaborate on different projects in the museum. Stay tuned for more!

-posted by Christine Platt, Development Officer

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4 Responses to “Greetings from the newest MIA Development Officer”

  1. Judith Varney Burch June 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM #

    I think they are fortunate to have you working with them! Enjoy… and wonderful to expose more people to contemporary Inuit art. Do you know that Abraham is THE artist being featured at the Smithsonian museums for the Inuit Studies Conference this Oct.? He is talented plus also a special man and a friend.

    • museumofinuitart June 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM #

      Thank you kindly Judith.

      I believe contemporary Inuit art provides us with an engaging exploration of our current social realities. Not to mention that it is an art form in which one can appreciate the continuities and, simultaneously, the changes in its unique aesthetic.

      We are excited about the Smithsonian’s decision to highlight Abraham Anghik Ruben’s work and are involved in the project. He is indeed a talented artist!

      Posted by: Christine Platt, Development Officer

      • Judith Varney Burch June 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM #

        I am honoured to be a member of the board of NACA in Iqaluit + I serve as a research collaborator of the Arctic Studies Center of the Smithsonian and am on the Inuit Studies Conf planning committee.

  2. Judith Varney Burch June 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Are you aware of “Culture on Cloth”..the Baker Lake Wall Hangings which have been all around the world, under the auspices of the Can Emb and DFAIT. They will be on exhibition at the Smithsonian this fall. Framed Inuit prints will also be seen at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at the Ripley Center.

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