The McMichael’s Inuit collection is a major public resource. We collect and exhibit contemporary Inuit art in all its diversity, and works by a broad range of Inuit artists are always on display in both the permanent collection and in special exhibitions. The collection includes paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures created using many different materials.
The McMichael collection is supplemented by the long-term loan of over 100,000 drawings, prints, and sculptures from the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd., based in Cape Dorset (Nunavut). Sanaunguabik (The place where things are made) was the name given in Inuktitut to the Print Shop where original drawings by Inuit artists were translated into stone cuts, lithographs and etchings, for sale in the South.