Decolonizing the Collection and Spiritual Care of Artworks
As with many historical collections of artworks, there are certain works in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s collection that are culturally inappropriate in today’s context. This could include their subject matter, their mediums, or their institutional cataloguing and titles. The Artworks Renaming Initiative addresses these problematic pieces by giving new names to identified artworks with the assistance of Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and language keepers. The Renaming project was an initiative that directly addressed the UNDRIP and tangibly incorporated Indigenous knowledge into the cannon of art history and the art institution. This renaming project is now complete but we anticipate similar and ongoing projects to arise as we work more closely with our collection.
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