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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Historical Background
    elevate Amerindian crafts to the level of Art thus encouraging the continuation of craft expertise and motivating artisans to raise quality standards Each year between 1905 and 1935 the Guild exhibited art of the First Nations at the Art Association of Montreal gallery now known as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1936 A branch office in each province In 1936 the Guild reorganized itself and created a provincial branch office in Montreal which obtained its own title and formed its own board of directors Our Handicrafts Shop was transferred once again At the end of the 1930 s the Guild had a branch office in every province 1939 Inuit art is added to the preservation mandate In 1939 Inuit art was added to the Guild s preservation mandate and the Indian and Eskimo Committee was formed Poor hunting over the previous years caused the living conditions of the Inuit to deteriorate The Indian and Eskimo Committee suggested that craft related work be prioritized 1949 The first Inuit art show and sale is held in southern Canada In 1949 James Houston representative of the Guild in the Arctic went to live and travel in the Great North During his travels he acquired Inuit sculptures that would become the basis of the very first Inuit art show and sale in southern Canada The exhibit was held on November 21 1949 in Montreal at 2025 Peel Street The primitive and exotic aspect of Inuit art fascinated the public and created a new interest 1950 1951 Organization of many Inuit art exhibits Between 1950 and 1951 many Inuit art exhibits were held in Toronto Calgary and New York as well as at the National Gallery of Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum 1953 Prosperity of the Inuit industry The period between 1949 and 1953 marked the beginning of what would become a prosperous industry whose sales figure now amounts to millions of dollars During the first few years the Hudson s Bay Company and the Guild worked hand in hand In the late 1950 s a movement called the Inuit Cooperative was created in the North Today these cooperatives have their own distribution channels in the South Even to this day the Hudson s Bay Company distributes Inuit sculptures purchased by managers working in the North 1967 1999 Autonomy and Concerns about our Heritage 1967 Association autonomy In 1967 the national association and all of its branch offices across the country become autonomous 1974 Creation of the Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec A few years later in 1974 the Guild merged with the Canadian Craftsman s Association and becomes the Canadian Crafts Council in Ottawa In Quebec the new entity was renamed the Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec 1978 Unveiling of the permanent collection In 1978 the Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec unveiled its permanent collection of Inuit and art of the First Nations at its Peel Street office in Montreal This important part of Canada s heritage was now available to the

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Membership & Donation
    Our donators generosity is an important factor in the implementation and pursuit of our mission We would like to take advantage of the occasion to thank them for their unconditional support If you wish to encourage and support us in our efforts to conserve and promote crafts you can do so either by becoming a member or making a donation A donation entitles to a charitable donations receipt To donate online PLEASE NOTE Our website is not secure Please refrain from giving out personal information online All information provided is kept strictly confidential BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE GUILD Would you want to become a member of the Guild please contact us or come by the gallery directly MEMBERSHIP RATES Students 15 Adults 50 Couples and families 2 adults 2 children max 80 Artists and craftsmen 20 Seniors 65 and older 40 Senior couples 70 Organizations 100 Businesses 200 A membership is valid for 12 months and entitles you to a tax receipt upon demand GUILD MEMBERS BENEFITS Member prices on both artwork and objects available at the Gallery and preferential rates on the services offered by the Guild or for research within the archives for researchers and students on

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Gallery
    designers Cooperate gift ideas Gift certificates Gift wrapping service Visits to the permanent collection guided tours available Viewing of video documents about the Guild s Collection Conferences Access to the archives by appointment only For more information contact us Ordering To order any of these works please contact us by e mail phone or fax Please do not share any personal information over e mail as this website is not

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art
    Home page Gallery Inuit art Click here Click here Click here Click here Credits Terms of use All rights reserved Canadian Guild of Crafts 2005

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Adla Ashevak Akpaliapik Manasie Alariaq Peter Arluk George Arluk George Arnasungaq Barnabas Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Credits

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art
    1 2 3 4 5 Ashevak Kenojuak Ashevak Adamee Ashoona Shuvinai CAPE DORSET 2015 CAPE DORSET 2015 CAPE DORSET 2015 Page 1 2 3 4 5 Credits Terms of use

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art
    Gallery Inuit art Tapestries Page 1 Aitauq Leah Aitauq Leah Pitsiulak Lypa Pitsiulak Lypa Qappik Andrew Qiyuk Miriam Page 1 Credits Terms of use All rights reserved Canadian Guild of

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art
    Home page Gallery Inuit art Jewellery Nugingaq Mathew Nugingaq Mathew Nugingaq Mathew Credits Terms of use All rights reserved Canadian Guild of Crafts 2005

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