Good afternoon! ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ (unnusakkut)
My name is Brittany Holliss, and I’m the latest member of the MIA team! For the next few months I’ll be interning here in the museum, and posting about all the interesting things I get to learn and experience as a future museum professional.
Before moving my way up from museum visitor, to volunteer, to intern I was a roaming student. I’ve been all across Canada, Europe, and Asia (I actually lived in South Korea for a few years). Through it all I loved exploring different museums and cultural heritage sites, intrigued by local customs, traditions, food, and art.
There are still a lot of places I have yet to visit, but in the meantime I’m working on combining my love of globetrotting with my passion for art. As part of my Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto, I’ve been given the opportunity to work with MIA. I was so excited to learn that Toronto is home to the World’s only exclusively Inuit museum, and that they were interested in taking me on as an intern. Through their collection and expertise I’ve been given an opportunity to pseudo-travel to the Arctic AND learn more about the Canadian contemporary art scene.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing my experience with you.
Stay tuned and enjoy!
– posted by Brittany Holliss, Educational Assistant