A little peek into life behind-the-scenes here…
This Greenlandic bird spear is made of wood, ivory, caribou antler (shown here on the middle prongs), and twine, and was probably made around 1900. The numbered tag shows the accession number of the item, which is used to identify it in the database; we’ll tie the tag around the spear when we put it in storage. The checkered strip is for size and color identification purposes.
  • Camera: Nikon D70
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Exposure: 1/13th
  • Focal Length: 18mm

A little peek into life behind-the-scenes here…

This Greenlandic bird spear is made of wood, ivory, caribou antler (shown here on the middle prongs), and twine, and was probably made around 1900. The numbered tag shows the accession number of the item, which is used to identify it in the database; we’ll tie the tag around the spear when we put it in storage. The checkered strip is for size and color identification purposes.

Mending and forgiveness obviously involves all of us: business people, clergy, educators, social workers, public officials, politicians. No one is exempt because history is made by all of us. Carrying a grudge against those who have done us wrong is, ultimately, soul destroying. Inuit have worked long and hard to not carry grudges into the future against those who have done us wrong.

– A snippet from Peter Irniq’s talk last week at our opening - a text version is available here.