A unique, immersive art-viewing experience – the world’s only visible vault of its kind

The first thing you will see when you step inside the Qaumajuq (formerly the Inuit Art Centre) will be a stunning, three-storey-high visible vault filled with thousands of Inuit carvings – a powerful introduction to your Qaumajuq  experience.



“I hope you’ll join me in helping to build this important and iconic museum. Qaumajuq will soon celebrate its grand opening and I know that, like me, you will feel enormously proud when you walk through the doors and can say, ‘I helped create this’”. ~ Bob Williams.

You can adopt a shelf in the Visible Vault and help build Qaumajuq!

Art is a voice that invites a response. When you enter Qaumajuq, you will be met by a three-story glass vault showcasing thousands of carvings from the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. By adding your name, you can help build Qaumajuq.

Adopt a shelf for $2,020, only 492 spots available*
You will be recognized on electronic signage located near the vault, with a message of your choice (up to 150 characters), and can use the space to honour loved ones, to mark a special occasion, or to show your organization’s support for this community project.
A tax receipt will be issued for the full gift amount
Adopt here

Unprecedented Access

The Visible Vault will bring the WAG’s collection of over 7,500 Inuit stone carvings to light. A conservation studio at the heart of the Vault will be visible to the public. Watching conservators, curators, interns, and other staff work with the collection will further enrich your experience with Inuit art.

Francis Atut. Canadian Kugluktuk. Sculpture, ivory, walrus, stone. Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collection, On long-term loan to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. 977-31-22-abc.

Olayuq Naqitaqvik. Tundra Swan, 1966. stone, plastic, 22.8 x 12.2 x 5.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Twomey Collection, with appreciation to the Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada, 283.71.

Tudlik. Owl with Wings Spread, 1959. stone, 10 x 14.9 x 4.4 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; The Swinton Collection, G-76-134.

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