Queen's University

Arctic Cultural Heritage Research Network (ACHRN)

photo: Queen's researcher and Trudeau Fellowship recipient, Dr. Vorano, in Clyde River, NunavutThis project is funded in part by the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Award. It partners with Nunavummiut and museums to develop digital technologies that will share Arctic heritage resources and Inuit cultural knowledge to build and empower Northern communities. It will include:

  • Advisory committee and meetings in Nunavut to oversee the development of an Arctic Cultural Heritage Research Network (ACHRN) linking museums and Northern heritage centres.
  • Create the digital infrastructure linking North Baffin communities with the Canadian Museum of History, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and Queen’s University.
  • Focusing around a collection of 1,840 Inuit drawings created in 1964 documenting document oral history, folktales, hunting practices, and scenes of everyday life.
  • Exploring the integration of other Arctic collections (art, archaeology, anthropology) from museums in Canada and around the world, and expanding the network into more Northern communities.

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