the Speaker: Dr. Stephen Inglis is Director-General of
Research and Collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
(CMC), Ottawa, Canada — See his profile
on: March 6, 2005.
for Framing: Popular Art in 20th Century India"
Profile of Dr. Stephan Inglis
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
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.
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
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.
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.