Northern Exposure – Inuit dolls exhibition

Sometimes it is the small exhibitions, created by curators with a passion for their topic, that make the best museum displays, and this holds true for a charming exhibition of dolls on display this month at the Joseph Schneider Haus┬áin Kitchener. What makes the exhibition worth a visit is the surprising diversity and detailing in the styles of dress that are designed primarily to survive the harsh northern climate. The exhibition uses a clever and simple idea of a wall map to place the dolls in their location so the differences in regional dress are understood at a glance from the Eskimo people of Alaska, through Canada’s Inuit, to the Greenlanders in the east. The exhibition closes April 30.

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