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Jane Thomson was a professor or art history (University of Calgary); now in semi-retirement, she works on small expedition-style ships as a lecturer, zodiac driver and cruise director. A Research Associate and Life Member with the Arctic Institute of North America and a Fellow of the Canadian Geographical Society, her presentation highlights two distinct Eskimo occupations over a period of 5000 years. Shamanic Early Paleoeskimo has been described as "death-oriented". Later Thule "life-oriented" art is quite different. Twentieth century artists' work was shaped by these ancestors as well as by Canadian government efforts to establish a handicraft industry. It led to an internationally-recognized, distinctive art form with attribution acknowledging individual artists. Instructor: Jane Sproull Thomson
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