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William McLennan (MOA Curator) fonds Subseries English
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Captain cook club

Subseries contains images of the unveiling of the club given to Captain Cook as well as research materials collected by McLennan on Captain Cook.

Through my eyes

Subseries consists of records relating to the <i>Through My Eyes</i> exhibit held at the Museum of Vancouver. The exhibit is a collaborative effort curated by 27 First Nations people of different Northwest Coast communities allowing them to “present their personal perspective” of their culture and its objects. McLennan was involved through managing the development, production and implementation of this collaborative effort. Records include photographs and slides of potential exhibit artifacts, media reviews, student paper reviews, exhibit project statements, transcripts of interviews done with First Nations artists, correspondence, consent forms for interviews and audio cassettes of the taped interviews which detail McLennan discussing various pieces of First Nations art with several artists.

Northwest coast videodisk

Subseries consists of images that were selected by McLennan from Bill Holm Northwest Coast videodisk. Video disks were played in the museum. A copy of the original video disk that images are from is available in David Cunningham fonds (MOA Video 252).

Bill Reid rotunda

Subseries contains one file consisting of correspondence, budget reports, drawings of the cabinetry, and label designs. McLennan worked closely on this project as liaison to Bill Reid while the cases were being constructed to house Reid's jewelry pieces.

Argillite [project]

Subseries contains of one file consisting of images of two argillite sculptures at the MOA, UBC. These images were taken by McLennan while working with a student on a project related to masking the scale of the object. McLennan called it “Unravelling Scalability.”

Squamish Lil'wat cultural centre

Subseries contains four files consisting of background information, meeting minutes and correspondence, research on other cultural centres, and reports. McLennan’s role in this project was to consult with community members to help them identify their needs in order to properly house their cultural heritage.

2010 Olympics Aboriginal Art Program

Subseries consists of information provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games held in Vancouver regarding an Aboriginal Arts Program for the Olympics. The package includes background information about the program and application information for those wishing to apply.

Robert Davidson Pepsi-Co Commission

Subseries consists of material created by Jacquie Gijssen and Karen Duffek, two MOA employees who were in charge of McLennan’s office while he was working on Expo ’86. During this time, they visited Robert Davidson at his studio in Semiahoo Village where he was carving three totem poles for the Pepsi Cola Sculpture Garden. Karen interviewed Robert about the work on two occasions and Jacquie photographed the work on the pole over the year of 1986. The series consists of interview notes by Karen and negatives and slides by Jacquie.

Expo '86 Pakistan pavilion

Subseries contains textual and photographic records of the Pakistan Pavilion at the 1986 World Expedition held in Vancouver, better known as Expo ‘86. McLennan contributed to the design, content and installation of this exhibit.

Ninstints, Haida world heritage site

Subseries consists of the images used in the booklet titled Ninstints: Haida World Heritage Site by George F. MacDonald, as well as a copy of the booklet. In addition are photographs of the removal of totem poles and dismantling of houses at Anthony Island. These photographs were not taken by Bill McLennan but kept by him and used for research purposes.

Chronicles of pride

Subseries consists of images taken in the great hall at the Museum of Anthropology showing an exhibit titled Chronicles of Pride. Patricia Richardson Logie participated as an artist showing her portrait of Blanche MacDonald.

McDonald’s exhibit (Big Mac box)

Subseries contains images of the student exhibit titled <i>Show and Tell: The Story of the Big Mac Box</i> as well as negatives of the text panels for the exhibit. Students were part of the Anthropology 431 (Museum Principles and Methods) class.

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