Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
April 13, 2018

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The Rooms Receives Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education

The Canadian Museums Association honoured The Rooms with the Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education for the exhibition catalogue SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut at an event last night in Vancouver.

SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut is the first major exhibition catalogue to present artists from the self-governing Inuit region of Labrador. The book, produced in English, French and the Labrador dialect of Inuktitut, was written and edited by Inuk scholar Dr. Heather Igloliorte.

Meaning ‘to be visible’, SakKijâjuk brings to light artists that were, until now, largely ignored within Canadian art history. SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut presents a conversation between generations, celebrating artists who respond to contemporary life and issues, and innovate with new materials and ideas. Artist voices feature prominently, recognizing the importance of their perspectives within this new art history.

This educational project, published in conjunction with the exhibition, was made possible through the support of the artists, Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Goose Lane Editions, as well as the Government of Canada’s Museums Assistance Program, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Nunatsiavut Government, and International Grenfell Association.

This is The Rooms fourth Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Museums Association. Previous awards include:

  • Award of Outstanding Achievement in Multimedia (2006) – Tipatshimuna: Innu Stories from the Past
  • Award of Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions (2014) – From this Place: Our Lives on Land and Sea, and, Here, We Made a Home
  • Award of Outstanding Achievement in Marketing (2017)– Remember Them at The Rooms Campaign commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Newfoundland and Labradors involvement in the First World War.

Quotes
“The diversity, creativity and uniqueness in the exhibitions displayed by The Rooms continues to reflect the people and culture of our great province. I congratulate Dr. Igloliorte for the first major exhibition catalogue to present artists from Nunatsiavut, and I applaud the fine team at The Rooms for their contribution. This recognition is a testament to their hard work, and the exceptional programming being offered at The Rooms.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister Responsible for The Rooms Corporation

“To be recognized by your peers is a great honour. I'm very proud that our work at The Rooms has once again been recognized nationally by this 4th Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Museums Association."
Dean Brinton
CEO, The Rooms

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Dr. Heather Igloliorte, guest curator and author; and Kate Wolforth, Manager of Collections, The Rooms, accept the Canadian Museums Association Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education for the exhibition catalogue SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut from Jane Fullerton Vice President of the Canadian Museums Association at the CMA’s Award Ceremony in Vancouver yesterday evening.

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