Founded in 2007, The Museum of Inuit Art was constructed in a leased premises in a retail concourse without its own collection and has since evolved into a robust institution with significant acquisitions. As the museum approaches its tenth anniversary, it is crossing a border – from that of a young and inexperienced museum to that of a maturing one. In this session, we will focus on the collections audit that commenced in 2013 under the direction of Alysa Procida and was completed in 2014 with the assistance of Lauren Williams, how this audit clarified the issues facing a young museum on a borderland and finally, how this process inspired a collections focused exhibit, Stories from the Vault.

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