Director Roger Selby (1934–1995) predicts that “Winnipeg might one day become a study centre for Inuit art.” In 2012, this dream is just around the corner, with the architecture team selection process for the new Inuit Art and Learning Centre already underway.
Selby adds: “A facility to better display the Gallery’s Inuit collection, as well as house the specialized library and archives, will eventually be needed. In fact, it will be necessary to establish a museum of Inuit art as part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; one preferably built adjacent to the Gallery in order that common resources might be exchanged. Such a facility would not only provide the additional display area, but should be designed to complement the specific nature of Inuit art. It could also include study areas for students of Inuit art.”