Archief 107 - Herb Watson fonds

Finding aid - Herb Watson fonds

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Herb Watson fonds

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  • 1975 - 1992 (Vervaardig)
    Vervaardig
    James Herbert Watson

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36 cm. of textual records
ca. 1400 photographs : prints and slides
9 architectural drawings
2 prints

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(1934 -)

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James Herbert (Herb) Watson was born 5 December 1934 in Ontario. He studied Science at Waterloo College and Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto. In 1960, he spent one year at the Kokoschka International Academy of Vision in Salzburg, Austria.

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Herb Watson worked as an exhibition designer in a number of museum environments: the Vancouver Maritime Museum and Vancouver City Museum, 1966; the Vancouver Centennial Museum, 1969; the Maritime and City Museums, 1970-1977. In 1977, he took a one year visiting appointment at the Museum Of Anthropology (hereafter MOA). In 1978, he became Exhibit Designer at MOA.

While at MOA, Herb Watson designed over sixty exhibitions, ten of which traveled across Canada and many of which involved student trainees. He regularly taught exhibit design to students in the introductory museum course (Anthropology 431) and supervised the design and installation of annual student exhibitions. He was frequently invited to give lectures and workshops at other universities and museum associations.

From 1985-90, Herb Watson managed a contract to research design and install the South Pacific Pavilion at Expo '86. His role included representing eight South Seas nations and travelling to the South Pacific to acquire artifacts. Between 1988 and 1990, Herb Watson designed the west wing extension of MOA that would house the Koerner Ceramics Collection. Herb Watson retired from MOA 28 February 28 1991.

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Fonds consists of records generated by Watson while working as an exhibit designer at the Museum of Anthropology. Material includes records gernated during the preparation and documentation of exhibitions at the Museum, as well as records generated for two additional design projects undertaken by Watson during his tenure at MOA: the design of textile storage and display unit, 1980-1984; and the design of an extension to the west wing of MOA, 1988-1990.

Fonds is organized into two series:
1 - Museum design
2 - Exhibition design

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file list.

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Finding aid with file list is attached as a pdf document.

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Further accruals are not expected and this fonds is considered closed.

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Created December 2, 2015
Updated June 2016 (architectural plans added)

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