GLAM Collective (Dr. Carla Taunton, Dr. Julie Nagam, Dr. Heather Igloliorte) is a collective of scholars who work on and through Indigenous theory and methodologies, public art, performance art, digital technologies, and curatorial and artistic practices that engage with space and place. GLAM Collective was founded 2018, but we have more than a decade of experience prior to that collaborating through publications, exhibitions, research-creation projects, presentations, symposia, workshops and other initiatives. Notably, in 2016 we together co-edited the special issue PUBLIC 54: Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital, and throughout 2018 and 2019 we co-curated the three-part, nation-wide artist incubator and public art exhibition series, Memory Keepers, in the cities of Montreal, Charlottetown, and Halifax, as well as Gathering Across Moana (2019) in Toronto. Led by Nagam, we collaborated on the Transactive Memory Keepers digital archive and mapping project from 2016-2019; directed by Igloliorte, we are currently engaged in the $2.5M SSHRC Partnership Grant, Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq/ Pijariuqsarniq Project (2018-2025), which trains and mentors Indigenous postsecondary students to take up agential roles in the arts; led by Taunton, we are co-curating the international Indigenous contemporary art programming for Nocturne, Nova Scotia's premiere night festival; and directed by Nagam, we are working towards a new major transnational partnership, The Space Between Us (2020-). Igloliorte and Taunton previously co-edited the special issue of RACAR, Continuities Between Eras: Indigenous Arts (2017); they are currently co-editing the first-ever Routledge Companion on Indigenous art in North America, Indigenous Art Histories: Theories and Methodologies for Canada and United States (2021). Drs. Nagam and Igloliorte serve as Co-Chairs of the Indigenous Circle for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, working with the Circle to transform the institution from the inside out as they work towards the opening of the new national Inuit Art Centre at the WAG.

GLAM Collective
(Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums)