WELCOME TO ININGAT ILAGIIT
Inuit artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset) have created thousands of drawings over many decades. An archive of over 80,000 drawings made between the 1950s and 1990 is housed at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, held in trust for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. This archive was digitized between 2019 and 2023 with major support from the Department of Heritage Canada.
This unique site is named Iningat Ilagiit, meaning “a place for family.” Here you can not only browse the collection, but also build your own collections of favourite artworks in order to create your own 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.
To begin exploring click on any of the content links below.