Speaker: Dr. Stephen Inglis
Date of the Event: Sunday, March 6, 2005

About the Speaker: Dr. Stephen Inglis is Director-General of Research and Collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), Ottawa, Canada — See his profile below.

Spoke on: March 6, 2005.

Topic: "Suitable for Framing: Popular Art in 20th Century India"

Personal Profile of Dr. Stephan Inglis

Dr. Stephen Inglis, as Director-General of Research and Collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), directs the divisions of Archeology, Ethnology, History, and Cultural Studies, as well as the artifact and archival collections. As an anthropologist, curator and lecturer, Dr. Inglis has specialized in South Asian artists and their communities and in Canadian folk art and craft traditions.

As Chief of the Centre for Folk Culture Studies in the early 1990s, he built the CMC's outstanding national fine craft collection. He has developed field collections in several museums, including the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Inglis is an Adjunct Professor of Art History at Carleton University, and has extensive teaching and publishing experience in the fields of anthropology, folklore and art history. He has chaired conferences and lectured around the world on crafts, South Asian culture, and museology.

Since 1974, Dr. Inglis has been associated with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, which promotes academic and cultural exchange between India and Canada. As a fellow, board member, committe chair and executive member, he has championed the cause of mutual understanding and exchange between institutions in Canada and India. He has also collaborated on cultural exchange projects with China and Russia.

Dr. Inglis holds a B.A. and PhD. in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. in Museology and Indian Art from Calcutta University in India, where he studied Indian art and architecture, folk arts and crafts, and ethnography of tribal societies. He also received a Certificate in Tamil Language and South Indian Culture from Madurai-Kamaraj University in Madurai, India.

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