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Merging Mindsets – Art Collections: Managing, Storing, Distributing and Exhibiting

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 January 8, 2020
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Photo: Indigitization Workshop

As part of our Merging Mindsets panel series Creative Manitoba along with partners Video Pool Media Arts Centre and New Media Manitoba  will be hosting this dynamic discussion on Art Collections.

Whether a collection of art is historical or contemporary, questions always persist. How do we preserve it for the future? How do we share it? How do we convey its significance.? In this panel local and national experts will discuss the digital strategies used to manage and share our cultural treasures highlighting the tools, processes, and ethics involved.

This event will be recorded. Walk-ups are welcome!

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About Merging Mindsets
In cities around the world, the creative arts and interactive digital media sectors are bringing their respective skills together to imagine and create exciting new events, art and products – merging digital technologies with artistic practice. In Manitoba, we’re ready to showcase what our vibrant arts community and interactive digital media sector can do together.

Merging Mindsets will expand opportunities for artists to create using digital technologies while broadening connections with interactive digital media (IDM) related companies that want to innovate using creative talent. Join us as we embark on an exciting series of community-building events exploring the digital tech in art and the art in digital tech while connecting the people in between.

For more information about upcoming panels and events click HERE!


Gerry Lawson is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, and he manages the Oral History and Language Lab at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. With over 15 years in the field of Information Management and Heritage Digitization, he works to develop practical, scalable resources for Indigenous cultural heritage preservation, and to decolonize information practices. Gerry acts as the Technology Lead for the innovative UBC Indigitization Program, sits on the Board of Directors for the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and works with several groups to advocate for both Indigenous language revival and digital preservation.



Jennifer Smith is a Métis curator, writer and arts administrator in from Treaty One territory.  She works at Video Pool Media Arts Centre as the Distribution Manager. Jennifer is the President of the board for the Coalition of Canadian Independent Media Art Distributors that runs and sits on the board of Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts. Jennifer has curated exhibits and video programs for the Manitoba Craft Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, Open City Cinema, MAWA, the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, and in 2018 was the Indigenous Curator in Residence at aceartinc.



Colleen Leduc is a Learning and Programs Coordinator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery where she develops educational programming, including special projects for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre.  Colleen has a background as a practicing visual artist, art educator, and art therapist.  She is passionate about using technology as a tool to enhance the accessibility and engagement of art.  Colleen has lived and taught art in Ottawa, the Bahamas, and her hometown of Winnipeg.  Through her work at the WAG and as Chair of the Board at MAWA she finds inspiration from seeing that artists have their voices heard through their work.


Nicole Fletcher is the Collections Coordinator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She has experience with collections in archives, digital resource libraries, and art galleries. Nicole is working to develop resources within the Gallery to support collection-based research and provide wider access to information. She is on the Association of Registrars and Collections Managers’ Global Connections Task Force and has curated exhibitions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Manitoba Archives.


Merging Mindsets is an initiative of Creative Manitoba with partners, New Media Manitoba and Video Pool Media Arts Centre; and is funded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.

Together we will expand the relationships between our creative arts and digital tech communities to foster new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.



 January 8, 2020
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S6

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