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William McLennan (MOA Curator) fonds
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Book production

File mainly contains photocopies of images and information pertaining to the Tsimshian Housefront Screen at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Other records include copies of correspondence addressed to McLennan regarding the housefronts, and reviews of McLennan's work in the Image Recovery project.

Book related

Materials in this sub subseries relate to the production and publication of the Transforming Image book, written by McLennan and Karen Duffek based on the Transforming Image exhibit at MOA.

Booklet

File contains the booklet Hands of Our Ancestors, written by Elizabeth Johnson and Kathryn Bernick. This booklet was published as No. 16 in the Museum Note series. In addition this file contains the invitation to the opening of the exhibition.

Booklet

File contains a copy of the publication titled Bill Reid: Beyond the Essential Form, written by Karen Duffek. This book is No. 19 in the Museum Note series.

Booklet

File contains one copy of the publication titled A Guide to Buying Contemporary Northwest Coast Indian Arts, written by Karen Duffek. It is No. 10 in the Museum Note series.

Books

Subseries contains mainly digital files with some accompanying textual records of records which mostly pertain to ideas that McLennan had for books he wanted to write. In some cases an actual book was created and published, and in other cases a book was printed (not published) to show perspective donors. Potential book subjects are listed as follows: argillite, Charles Edenshaw [file contains an assemblage of digital images that could be used in a publication], Edenshaw exhibit [file contains records related to the Edenshaw exhibit “Signed Without Signature”], Explorers [notes for the beginning of an idea for a book], Gisaxstala, MOA books [these books were made as talking pieces to show prospective sponsors of gallery space what could be done in the galleries, and what had not yet been done], Port Essington, Raven Rattle, Seeing, Thinking, Serenipitous Assembly, Site Specific, Weavers Workshop. Other subjects included in this subseries pertain to book ideas or contacts who would have been interested in sponsoring book including Elspeth McConnell and Michael Audain.

British Museum

File contains images of bentwood boxes housed at the British Museum. The textual records contained in this file are copies of catalogue records.

British Museum

File contains images of Northwest Coast, possibly Heiltsuk, artifacts including a mask, sculpture, and weapons housed at the British Museum.

Brooklyn Museum

File mainly contains copies of correspondence between McLennan and the Brooklyn Museum, regarding the bentwood boxes in the Brooklyn Museum's collection. Other records include catalogue records of Northwest Coast artifacts housed at the Brooklyn Museum, as well as photocopies of images of some of the Museum's boxes.

Brushes, paint, etc. in book

File contains images of paintbrushes and other painting tools used by Northwest Coast artists. The textual records contain research information about painting techniques, and information about particular paint brushes depicted in the photographs.

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