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A Family Affair: Making Cloth in Taquile Peru

Subseries consists of records relating to the exhibit "A Family Affair: Making Cloth in Taquile Peru". This exhibit was installed at MOA from May 9 – Oct 1 1989, in Gallery 5. Elizabeth Johnson coordinated this exhibit; it was curated by Mary Frame. Records include: correspondence, grant applications, labels, newsletters, newspaper articles, drawings, notes, phone messages, slide list, statements of agreement, photocopies of documents outlining the layout and budget for the exhibit, inventories of materials used and notes on the exhibit graphics, photocopies of photos selected for the exhibit, and copies of the text for the didactic panels.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

A Green Dress: Objects, Memory, and the Museum

This sub-series consists of records relating to the exhibit A Green Dress: Objects, Memory, and the Museum.” This exhibit, which ran from September 27, 2011 until April 8, 2012, was curated by Karen Duffek, Krisztina Laszlo, Carol Mayer, and Susan Rowley, and was designed to complement the contemporaneous exhibit, “ひろしま Hiroshima.” Records within the sub-series include the exhibit proposal, notes on the development of the exhibit, correspondence, exhibition captions, promotional materials.

A Rare Flower: A Century of Cantonese Opera in Canada

Subseries consists of records relating to the 1993 exhibit, "A Rare Flower: A Century of Cantonese Opera in Canada." The exhibit began with an acquisition of historic Chinese Opera costumes from the Jin Wah Sin Music Society. The exhibit was first installed at MOA from May 16 to Nov. 7 1992, in Gallery 5. Elizabeth Johnson was both curator and coordinator. It was also a travelling exhibit with five other venues in Canada. It reopened in MOA in 1995, and later travelled to the McCord Museum. Aspects of the exhibit have been on display at numerous venues, including Hong Kong and Ghuangzhou in a panel exhibit. Subseries contains agendas, articles, artifact lists, books, business cards, agreements, correspondence, drawings, evaluations, exhibit labels, expenses, internal forms (exhibit proposal forms), financial records, guidelines, grant applications, memoranda, minutes of meetings, museum exhibit diagrams, permission forms, photographs, notes, plans, policies, press releases, proposals, publications (books and magazines), publicity records, receipts, reports, reproductions of newspaper ads and articles, research notes, schedules, slides, speaking notes, surveys, transcripts of research interviews, handbills, drafts, visitor surveys and videos.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Ancient Cloth … Ancient Code?

Subseries consists of records relating to the exhibit Ancient Cloth …Ancient Code? It was coordinated by Elizabeth Johnson and curated by Mary Frame. It was installed at MOA from March 4 to May 24 of 1992. The exhibit focused on textiles from various ancient societies from present day Peru. Records include grant applications, budgets, memos, correspondence and photographs.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Annie Ross: “Forest One”

This sub-series contains records relating to the display at MOA of Annie Ross’s work, “Forest One,” which was exhibited at MOA from March 20th until May 27th 2012. The sub-series includes correspondence, promotional materials, press clippings, and notes.

Anonymous beauty

This subseries contains images shown in the exhibit <i>Anonymous Beauty</i> curated by Miriam Clavir. This exhibit was on the Japanese handmade paper collection housed at MOA. In addition are 4 transparencies of the exhibit text.


Sub-series consists of records relating to the exhibit Anspayaxw: An installation for voice, image, and sound. This exhibit was at the Satellite Gallery in 2013. The Satellite Gallery was an experimental exhibition space shared between Charles H. Scott Gallery (ECUAD), the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (UBC), the Museum of Anthropology (UBC), and the Presentation House Gallery. The gallery is closed as of June 2015.

Karen Duffek curated the Anspayaxw exhibit.

Attributed to Edenshaw

Subseries contains records related to the <i>Attributed to Edenshaw Exhibit</i> held at MOA from April 28, 1998 through May 30, 2003. This exhibit featured basketry as well as gold, silver, argillite and wood carvings by Haida artists Charles and Isabella Edenshaw. Records include photographs of artifacts identified as potentially on exhibit during the time frame as well as some correspondence and public relations regarding the exhibit.


Subseries consist of images showing a beaded object, possibly associated with the 1982 exhibition Beads: Selections from the Textile Collection of the Museum of Anthropology.

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