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General Teaching Records

Sub subseries consists of records related to courses taught by Clavir at the Museum of Anthropology such as those for the Centre for Continuing Education, guidelines and applications for internship funding through the Teaching Enhancement Fund, and syllabi (1991-2001) for ANTH 431, a course she taught from 1991-1992. Records include course outlines, teaching notes, memoranda, applications and conservation forms.

Administration records

Sub subseries consists of administration records including correspondence, information requests, public relations files, grant application information, budget information, papers, conferences and publications about Transforming Image.

Totem pole files

Sub subseries contains the Totem Pole Files, as put together by Don Bain. Material in the Totem Pole Files was compiled by Don Bain from the MOA Archives, UBC Special Collections, UBC Library, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the British Columbia Archives, and the Department of Indian Affairs, as well as information from MOA staff. Record types include photocopies of photographs, catalogues, accession files, research files, technical files, historical correspondence, internal memos and reports, and committee meeting minutes. Most records collected by Don Bain date from between 1920 and 1980.

Research files

Sub subseries consists of research files, including research conducted by McLennan at various museums and cultural heritage institutions regarding artifacts that could benefit from the infrared photography project Transforming Image, photographs of the exhibit at MOA and in Port Alberni and research on infrared photography.

Working files

Sub subseries contains Don Bain's working files, used during the course of his Totem Pole Files creation. Record types include notes, photocopies of archival records, and correspondence related to the project.

Museum Assistance Programme (MAP)

Sub subseries consists of records related to Clavir’s training of conservation interns at the Museum of Anthropology. Much of the funding for internships came from the Museum Assistance Programme (MAP) which was established by the former National Museums of Canada (currently supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage). The sub subseries also includes records related to a search for funding through MAP and provincial government sources for a new conservator position, the establishment of a laboratory conservator position (1993), as well as student reports on internships sponsored by both MAP and the Getty Conservation Institute.

Included are: correspondence, memoranda, reports, application forms, cost summaries, funding contracts, handwritten notes, and one published discussion paper to help develop policy for conservation assistance through the Museum Assistance Programme.

Visible Storage

Sub subseries consists of records related to Clavir’s involvement with the visible storage area of the museum, predominantly from a conservation perspective. Most files relate to a new case in the Kwakwaka’wakw area, as it was the end result of a plan to upgrade the entire visible storage area.

Included are: copies of early articles and reports, grant and architect proposals, staff meeting minutes, photographs, and development & working files.

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.

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