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Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer

The records in this sub-series relate to the development and implementation of the exhibition curated by Jennifer Kramer titled Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer. Records in the sub-series also relate to the development and publication of Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer, authored by Jennifer Kramer and published in 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre. The exhibition featured the artwork of Doug Cranmer (1927-2006), a leading practitioner of Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw art. Kesu' took place at the Museum of Anthropology from March 17 to September 3, 2012, the Museum at Campbell River in Campbell River, BC from October 19, 2010 to February 17, 2013 and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC from May 11 to October 8, 2013. Kramer received the 2012 British Columbia Museums Association's Museums in Motion Award of Merit for the exhibition. The book designer Jessica Sullivan received the 2012 Alcuin Society's award for First Place in the pictorial category.

Files in the sub-series consist of exhibition and publication planning notes and related correspondence, research materials pertaining to the career and life of Doug Cranmer, interview transcripts, photographs, funding proposals, object loan agreement forms, photography permission agreements, interview release forms, contracts and financial records, marketing plans, book drafts, exhibit text and labels, promotional materials and printouts of digital photographs of art work.

Killer whale mask

Image depicts a frontal view of a killer whale mask. A distinguishing feature is the long fin that rises from the top of the mask.

Memorial pole being raised in the Haida Village

Item is a colour image of Memorial pole being raised in the Haida Village at Totem Park at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The Haida house appears to the left. The double memorial pole appears to the right.

Memorial pole, Totem Park

Image of memorial pole when it stood at UBC's Totem Park. The pole is now part of MOA's collection.

The pole was carved at UBC for display in Totem Park. Moved to the new Museum of Anthropology grounds in 1978. This pole is based on the beaver pole standing at the north end of Skidegate. The raven figure was removed from the top of the pole in Sept. 2005 due to its poor condition and safety concerns .

Anthony Carter

Memorial pole, Totem Park

Image of memorial pole when it stood at UBC's Totem Park. The pole is now part of MOA's collection.

The pole was carved at UBC for display in Totem Park. Moved to the new Museum of Anthropology grounds in 1978. This pole is based on the beaver pole standing at the north end of Skidegate. The raven figure was removed from the top of the pole in Sept. 2005 due to its poor condition and safety concerns .

Anthony Carter

Memorial pole, Totem Park

Image of memorial pole when it stood at UBC's Totem Park. The pole is now part of MOA's collection.

The pole was carved at UBC for display in Totem Park. Moved to the new Museum of Anthropology grounds in 1978. This pole is based on the beaver pole standing at the north end of Skidegate. The raven figure was removed from the top of the pole in Sept. 2005 due to its poor condition and safety concerns .

Anthony Carter

Memorial pole, Totem Park

Image of memorial pole when it stood at UBC's Totem Park. The pole is now part of MOA's collection.

The pole was carved at UBC for display in Totem Park. Moved to the new Museum of Anthropology grounds in 1978. This pole is based on the beaver pole standing at the north end of Skidegate. The raven figure was removed from the top of the pole in Sept. 2005 due to its poor condition and safety concerns .

Anthony Carter

Mink and clouds

Image depicts a painting of a mink and clouds, created by Douglas Cranmer in 1965. Additional notes say, "Sh 50 Ap. 2.8"

Mosquito Totem Pole

Image depicts a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer featuring a mosquito at the top. The pole stands in front of a small building, possibly a carving shed. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

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