A unique exhibition project between the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC, Canada and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) in Dresden, Germany will examine this question extensively. Both institutions will exchange objects from their collections and present them in simultaneous exhibitions. The venues for the special exhibition “The Power of Giving” will be the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC, Canada and the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, which is located in Dresden, Germany. The exhibition “The Power of Giving: Gifts in the Saxon Rulers’ Court in Dresden and the Kwakwaka’wakw Big House“ are on display from April 22nd in Alert Bay, B.C. Canada. In Dresden, the exhibition entitled “The Power of Giving: The Potlatch in the Kwakwaka’wakw Big House from the Canadian Northwest Coast” opened at May 7th.