Museum thankful for recovered carving


Thank you to Nunatsiaq News, Iqaluit radio stations, and members of the community for your help in spreading word of the recent theft of a carving from the museum’s collection.

The stolen stone bear was recovered, but sadly, not before extensive damage was done to the sculpture. The thief was in the process of re-carving the bear to make it unrecognizable from its original form.

The person responsible has been identified by police.

The large polar bear carving, made by the late Ilkok Oopakak in Iqaluit in 1968, had been on permanent display since the museum’s opening in 1985.

Brian Lunger
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

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