Itsanitaq Museum

Itsanitaq Museum
Former name
Eskimo Museum
Established1944
LocationChurchill, Canada
Coordinates58°46′14″N 94°10′01″W / 58.770421°N 94.166910°W / 58.770421; -94.166910Coordinates: 58°46′14″N 94°10′01″W / 58.770421°N 94.166910°W / 58.770421; -94.166910
TypeEthnographic museum

The Itsanitaq Museum is a museum located in Churchill, Canada dedicated to Inuit culture.[1]

History

The intention with the creation of this museum was by Catholic missionaries to preserve the various artifacts of the native people of the northern part of Canada in 1944.[2][3] The museum was founded by Jacques Volant, who held the position of curator until 1987.[4]

Collections

The museum contains some 1,300 items dating from the 1930s to the present day including sculptures,[5] artwork, tools used by the natives of this area of Canada. Some artifacts are made of stone, whale bone or ivory.[6] The museum has exhibits about the Dorset and Thule cultures.[7][8] Among the Inuit-related exhibits are antique weapons, hunting equipment and wooden kayaks designed to navigate the Arctic Ocean.[9][10] The museum also has exhibits on Arctic wildlife including animals such as Polar Bears, Muskox and Walrus.[11][12] The museum also has a section of books about the animals that inhabit the Arctic.[13] The museum has a section of books about the animals that inhabit the Arctic.[14] The museum also preserves archaeological remains.[10]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Beatty, Liz (2019-06-13). "Kultur, die verbindet: Indigene Kunst in Kanada". National Geographic (in German). Retrieved 2021-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Itsanitaq Museum" (PDF). Municipality of Chesterfield Inlet Nunavut. 2020. Retrieved 2021-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Bain, Jennifer (2017-01-04). "Churchill, Manitoba: a frontier town not short on attractions". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2021-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eskimo Museum / Itsanitaq Museum (La Verendrye Avenue, Churchill)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2021-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "List Museums By Name". Association of Manitoba Museums. Retrieved 2021-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Itsanitaq Museum". Project Expedition. Retrieved 2021-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "10 Ways to Experience Indigenous Culture and Heritage in Manitoba". To Do Canada. 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Beyond the Bears: What Else to See and Experience in Churchill". Canada for Glowing Hearts. Retrieved 2021-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Leadbeater, Chris (2016-11-01). "Why this town on the edge of the world is the greatest place to see polar bears". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  10. ^ a b Ocaña, Gloria. "10 Mejores Cosas que Hacer en Churchill, Manitoba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  11. ^ Dickie, Gloria (2021-07-29). "Polar bears sometimes bludgeon walruses to death with stones or ice". Science News. Retrieved 2021-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Wagar, Kevin (2019-09-08). "A Complete Guide To Churchill Manitoba: Polar Bears, Belugas, and More!". Adventure Family Travel - Wandering Wagars. Retrieved 2021-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Portnoy, Susan (2020-05-29). "17 Awesome Things To Do In Churchill Manitoba". The Insatiable Traveler. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  14. ^ Europa, Espacio Visual (2016-11-18). "Museos en Manitoba – (Canadá)". EVE Museos e Innovación (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-09-01.
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