Adopt an Object: Untitled (Doll)

17 Jan
Inuit doll

This doll by Martina Anoee is part of the MIA’s new Adopt an Object fundraising initiative.

As part of  the MIA’s new fundraising initiative ‘Adopt an Object’, we’ll be highlighting a featured item from our Permanent Collection that staff have chosen to represent some of  the unique pieces we display in the museum. For more information on the program itself and what it means to be a donor, you can check out our past blog post.

Today, we’re highlighting a staff favourite – Martina Anoee’s “Doll”

Artist: Martina Anoee (1933 – 2010)
Location: Arviat
Date: c. 2010
Medium: Sealskin, fox fur, wool, thread, hair
Dimensions (H x W x D): 14” x 7” x 6”
Collection: MIA Collection

This soft sculpture doll was the last ever made by Martina Anoee, a prolific artist known for her expressive faces in dolls. This piece, depicting traditional dress of the region, was acquired by the Museum of Inuit Art last year when two staff members (our Executive Director David Harris and current Associate Curator Alysa Procida) were visiting Kangirqliniq (Rankin Inlet).

Adoption Rate: $200

UPDATE: To adopt this piece, contact our curator Alysa at miamuseum [at] gmail [dot] com.


Posted by Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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