A Lakeland museum showcasing Aboriginal art will be getting some provincial money to help with a project. Portage Colleges Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art and Artifacts (MOAPAA) has been awarded a grant worth around $112,00 from the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. The museum says the money is going to be used on their “Celebrating New Dawn” project, an anniversary project for both the college and the museum
“The “Celebrating New Dawn” project is an opportunity to mark the anniversaries of Portage College and the Museum of Aboriginal Art and Artifacts. It’s a wonderful way to recognize the long history of these organizations in north eastern Alberta, and create a legacy that celebrates and fosters understanding and appreciation of Indigenous heritage and culture. The Government of Alberta is proud to support the project through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. I look forward to seeing the results!” said Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism.
Portage College is celebrating its 50th anniversary as well as the 40th Anniversary of its Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art and Artifacts this year. The museum recently hosted a display of art from the famed Indian Group of Seven. More information on the museum can be found by clicking here.