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William McLennan (MOA Curator) fonds
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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.”

Artifact photographs

File contains images of the artists featured in the Through My Eyes exhibit such as Jim Hart, Bob Dempsey, Bill Reid, Richard Sumner, William White, Isabell Rovidk, Doreen Jensen, Richard Hunt, and Terry Starr. There are also images of some of their pieces, also featured in this exhibit.

Artifact requests

File contains copies of correspondence from McLennan to various museum curators and artifact owners seeking permission to showcase specific items in their collection in the <i>Signed without Signatures</i> exhibit.

Artist files

Subseries contains largely photographs of artworks of Northwest Coast First Nations artists located at various cultural heritage institutions as well as in private collections. The majority of the information within the files was collected by McLennan for research purposes, and includes textual documentation about the lives of the artists, correspondence with the artists, information about exhibits based on the artists’ work and newspaper clippings and other stories about the personal life of the artists.

Artists' renderings

File mainly contains textual records related to YVR's expansion of their International Terminal in 2000, and information about the Northwest Coast Art installations at the airport. The textual records include facts and figures, news releases, and artist renderings of the new wing at YVR. The textual records related to the artwork include information about the installations including the artist's names, materials used to make the installation, the work's dimensions, and the official photographer of the piece. The photographs are of the new wing at YVR.

Artists' statements

File contains faxes from various Northwest Coast artists to McLennan and YVR Airport. The faxes give information about the artists and their artwork, as well as information about Northwest Coast legends if applicable to the work being described.

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