The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is delighted to announce that Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk is joining its team as Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art. This eminent figure in the Inuit community will collaborate on all the Museum’s projects to enrich its collection of Inuit art and enhance its many initiatives in Montreal, in Canada and in Northern communities.
In this new position, Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk will support the numerous upcoming exhibitions and acquisitions of Inuit art as well as the reorganization of the Museum’s collection of Inuit art, one of the most prestigious in Canada. She will also oversee the development of a number of educational, cultural and community activities aimed at raising awareness of Inuit art and culture among a broader audience.
In addition, Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk will foster closer relationships between the MMFA and Arctic and Indigenous communities. Her expertise and profound knowledge of the lived realities of Indigenous peoples will facilitate the implementation of projects designed for both Inuit and qallunaat (non-Inuit). She will work with the Museum’s teams to provide mentorship for interns from Inuit communities. Finally, along with the MMFA’s curatorial and administrative teams, she will strengthen connections between the Museum and the Avataq Cultural Institute, the leading cultural organization which represents the Inuit of Nunavik. It should be noted that in September 2018 the two institutions signed a long-term partnership for the promotion of Inuit art and culture.
Photo: Yvan Pouliot.