ONLINE RESOURCES TO EXPLORE
The McMichael eMuseum is an electronic database that provides research and reference material on the McMichael’s permanent collection of over 6,500 pieces of Canadian art and historical artifacts, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as works by Indigenous, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists.
Inuit artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset) have created thousands of drawings. Approximately 100,000 of these artworks are housed at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. Almost 4,000 of these drawings, as well as 250 photographs, are available online through the website Iningat Ilagiit, meaning “a place for family.” On the website, which is available in English, French and Inuktitut, visitors can browse the collection, and create virtual exhibitions to share with others.
Iningat Ilagiit is also a space for Inuit and Northern communities to connect with their own art and contribute to the important work of sharing Kinngait history and culture.