50th Anniversary Celebration
Items in this Collection
- 2Arctic Canada
- 1Anthropology Collection, UofA Museums
- 1Display item, Poalr Impact Exhibit 2010
- 1Inuktitut Syllabic Typewriter
- 1Polar Impact Exhibit
Polar Impacts Display on language featuring an Olivetti Inuktitut Syllabic (Manual) Typewriter, an excample of bridging western technology and indigenous cultures. Inuit languages were originally oral and had no written language until Inuktitut syllabics were adopted to create a standard writing...
In traditional Inuit culture, a 'qulliq' -- an oil lamp for burning seal blubber -- serves as a light, a stove, and a gathering place. The 'qulliq' displayed in this exhibit is much larger than most and would have accommodated a significant group. The surface of the lamp is encrusted with...