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YVR projects

Subseries consists of several files documenting a number of projects McLennan was part of at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) over several years. Files include publicity, correspondence, artists’ statements, photographs, artists’ renderings, the YVR Art Foundation and designs for YVR regarding the creation and installation of Northwest Coast art at the International Airport. Art pieces specifically mentioned include Bill Reid’s The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, the Jade Canoe, Susan Point’s Flight Spindle Whorl and Richard Hunt, Dempsey Bob and Robert Davidson’s pieces for the Supernatural World.

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.

Sensibilities

Subseries contains images of objects in the exhibit Sensibilities: Unsuspected Multicultural Harmonies which ran at the Museum of Anthropology from October 26 1982 – April 17, 1983.

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.

CMC houses project

This subseries contains records relating to an exhibit built at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. McLennan was the project manager and design developer for this project. He oversaw the completion and installation of six west coast First Nation house designs: Coast Salish, Haida, Tsimshian, Bella Coola, Oweekeno, and Kwakwaka'wakw. The records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and notes.

Signed without signature

Subseries consists of records related to the <i>Signed Without Signature: Works by Charles and Isabella Edenshaw</i> exhibit curated by McLennan for MOA. In this exhibition, McLennan focused on showcasing Charles Edenshaw’s metalwork and painting, and Isabella Edenshaw’s basketry, to illustrate how each artist created a recognizable “signature” through art and not by physically signing their names, and how it evolved through their long careers. Records include research on the Edenshaws, exhibit photos, reviews, notes, correspondence, artifact loans, and files relating to individual museums and heritage institutions which hold Edenshaw artifacts.

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