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This online exhibition was developed with the support of the Virtual Exhibits Investment Program, Virtual Museum of Canada. The Virtual Museum of Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

With special thanks to the artists, families and estates of Cape Dorset community for their permission to reproduce the many artworks featured. We would also like to thank Dorset Fine Arts, the southern branch of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, who established the artists’ community and granted us the opportunity to share these wonderful works.

The McMichael would also like to recognize our dedicated team of alt-text writers in Cape Dorset. Over the course of two workshops totaling six weeks, the team was able to produce over 3300 alt-texts and tag more than 1200 works of art. Their contribution to the project ensures the site meets high accessibility standards and a wide variety of tags to help visitors search the collection.

Alt-text and Tag Writers

  • Nutaraaluk Alariaq
  • Kevin Allooloo
  • Salamonie Ashoona
  • Isaiah Nungusuituq
  • Johnnybou Taukie
  • Kallaarjuk Taukie
  • Darlene Qatsiya
  • Tommy Quvianaqtuliaq
  • Rebecca Sagiatuk
  • Nathan Samayualie

*If you were part of the workshops and don’t see your name but would like to be added to the list, please contact us using our Feedback Form.

Advisors to the project

  • Dr Heather Igloliorte
  • Dr Norman Verano



  • Lucie Chevalier (Français)
  • Becky Taukie (Inuktitut)
  • Innirvik Support Services (Inuktitut)

Writing Support

  • Dr Nancy Campbell

Web Development

  • NeoRen Inc
  • Richard Darby
  • Generator Designs
  • Alan Crouse
  • Rachel Schmidt
  • Ndriçim (Jimmy) Strazimiri
  • Katie Phillips

Design concepts

  • Golshan Abdmoulaie
  • rTraction

Project Management

  • Richard Laurin

McMichael Canadian Art Collection staff

  • Janine Butler
  • Alexandra Cousins
  • Ian Dejardin
  • Jenny Donnell
  • Nick Foglia
  • Harriet Lye
  • Linda Morita
  • Lisa Pottie
  • Brandon Reynolds
  • Ki-in Wong

We would also like to thank the following:

  • Dr Victoria Dickenson
  • Dr Sarah Stanners
  • Elyse Portal


Copyright 2020, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Every effort has been made to credit copyright holders, photographers, sources and contributors. If there are errors or omissions, please contact the McMichael Canadian Art Collection so that corrections can be made. Please use the Error Report Form available on the site.

All Cape Dorset Archive artworks reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts.

Placeholder images of Inuit figures for artist biographies courtesy of Number TEN Architectural Group, Graphic Design by Ivy Gowen.

Artist portrait photographs, photographer: Kathryn Rumbold