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Carol Mayer fonds Series English
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Administrative files

Series consists of correspondence, interdepartmental memoranda, loan requests and commissions, exhibit receipts, exhibit proposals and forms including blank forms, policy drafts, news releases, pamphlets, minutes of committee meetings, budgets, agendas, exhibition and gallery schedules, exhibition lists, facility reports, expense claims, installation invoice, handwritten notations, photographs, and slides. These records relate to the administrative duties carried out by Carol Mayer either in relation to exhibitions or other miscellaneous events such as courses taught at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, conference planning and participation on a provincial Task Force on Museum and First Nations.

The Records are divided into the following sub-series:

A   Administration files    1987-2001

B Miscellaneous files 1988-2012

C Committee files 1987-2014

Exhibition files

Series consists of records relating to museum exhibits that were In House (MOA based exhibit displayed at MOA), Traveling In (exhibits from outside institutions), and/or Traveling Out (a MOA based exhibit that travels for exhibition outside of MOA). The records include correspondence, interdepartmental memoranda, loan agreements, exhibit receipts, exhibit proposals and forms, news releases, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, colour photocopies, display labels, negatives, slides, and photographs.

The records are divided into the following sub-series:

A Trapline Lifeline 1987-1992
B Beyond Revival 1988
C I Have Seen the Other Side of the World

  • Masks of the Northwest Coast 1988
    D Gifts & Giving 1988
    E Lyle Wilson: When Worlds Collide 1988-1989
    F Images from the Inside Passage 1985-1989
    G Everything Politics – Australian Aboriginal Political
    Art in Print & Poster 1988-1989
    H Ghosts in the Machine, Phase II 1988-1989
    I A Coat of Many Colours 1988-1991
    J From Classical to Modern: Javanese Shadow Play Figures 1988-1991
    K Sacred Objects & Holy Presence 1989-1990
    L Fieldnotes 1989-1991
    M Transforming Image 1988-1995
    N Proud to be Musqueam 1988-1996
    O The Inside Passage – 1792 1989-1995
    P Great Canada Exhibit 1990-1991
    Q World Aids Day 1990
    R Fragments: The E. Sonner Donation of African Sculpture 1990-1991
    S Asia Pacific Foundation 1990-1993
    T David Neel 1990-1993
    U British Columbia Contemporary Ceramics 1991
    V Denendeh 1991
    W Savage Graces: “After Image” by Gerald McMaster 1992
    X Thunderbird & Whale 1992
    Y Cantonese Opera 1991-1996
    Z Eulachon – A Fish to Cure Humanity, The Grease Trails 1977-1995
    AA Saltglazed Stoneware 1992
    BB Dragon Jars 1992-1993
    CC Maiolica/Majolica 1992-1993
    DD Echoes 1992-1996
    EE Ron Hamilton 1994
    FF Cannery Days 1994-1995
    GG Sally Michener 1994-1996
    HH Maui: Turning Back the Sky 1995-1997
    II Written in the Earth 1992-1998
    JJ Ancient Lives: The Maya of Guatemala 1998
    KK Exhibit “A” – Objects of Intrigue 1998-1999
    LL Chinese Trade Ceramics 1998-2000
    MM Celadon 1991-2002
    NN Looking at Labels 1994
    OO La Force de la Tradition (virtual exhibit) 1995-1997
    PP T’ang Horses [ca. 1992]
    QQ Of Other Spaces 2001
    RR A Break in the Ice: Prints and Drawings from the
    Linda J. Lemmens Collection 1999
    SS Viewpoints: A student exhibition 2002
    TT A Guide to Visible Storage 2001
    UU Man Ray 2010-2011
    VV Tatau 2008-2009
    WW Ways of Knowing 2008
    XX The Village is Tilting 2008-2009
    YY Pleased to Meet You: Introductions 2012
    ZZ Paradise Lost? 2013
    AAA A Green Dress: Objects, Memory and the Museum 2011
    BBB Koerner European Ceramics Gallery [ca. 1990-20--]
    CCC Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam through Calligraphy 1999-2003
    DDD Pasifika: Island Journeys 1999-2003
    EEE Visions of Enlightenment: Buddhist Art at MOA 2011-2012

Student Project files

Series consists of records relating to display units and museum exhibits that were done by students of Anthropology 431 and Anthropology 432 (course titles included Museum Practice and Curatorship, Anthropology of Public Presentation, and Museum Studies and Principles). The records are group assignments that include journals, correspondence, permissions for use, exhibit receipts, exhibit proposals, agreement forms, interview transcripts, research notes, design sketches, invitations, colour samples, samples of mounting materials, colour printouts, negatives, slides and photographs.

The records are divided into the following sub-series:

A Visible Storage 1994
B Gallery Design Concepts 1994
C What Are You Looking At? 1998
D A Break in the Ice 1998-1999
E Who is This Benetton Anyway? 2001
F Koerner Gallery 2001
G Viewpoints 2002
H Celadon: Beyond the Glaze 2003
I Site to Sight: Imaging the Sacred 2004
J The Multiverse Gallery rotational project 2013
K Syllabi and Teaching Files 1999-2013