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Elizabeth Lominska Johnson
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Proposed Exhibits

Series consists of records relating to proposals for development of exhibits at MOA which did not result in completed exhibitions. The series includes memoranda, correspondences, notes, proposals, budgets, interview transcripts and photographs.

The series is arranged into the following sub-series:

Subseries A: Exhibit Cultural Property
Subseries B: Mah [Unbound Lives: Chinese Women’s Dress in the Twentieth Century Exhibit Proposal
Subseries C: Textile Exhibit
Subseries D: Exhibit Ideas
Subseries E: Textile Access Project
Subseries F: Door Gods
Subseries G: Mayan Project
Subseries H: Gu Xiong
Subseries I: Grace Young
Subseries J: Ulli Steltzer Photograph Exhibit

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Hakka Mountain songs and laments collection

  • 137
  • Collection
  • 1976 - [200-]

Collection consists of six compact discs with recordings of Hakka Mountain songs and laments, sung by Mrs. Yau Chan Shek-ying in 1976, along with accompanying documentation. Documentation includes lists of recordings with song descriptions, song translations/transcriptions, a photograph and bio of the singer, and articles collected by Elizabeth Lominska Johnson. The songs were sung in an older dialect of Hakka. Song types include marriage laments, mountain songs, and funeral laments.

Hakka mountain, or Hakka hill songs, are rural songs sung in the Hakka language by the Hakka people of Southern China. The songs vary in theme/subject, and exist as a kind of oral literature and/or communication at a distance.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Exhibits

Series consists of records relating to Elizabeth Johnson's curatorial activities regarding curation (intellectual creation) and coordination (administrative project management) of exhibits hosted by and produced in whole or in part by the Museum of Anthropology, including writing exhibit catalogues. The series consists of agendas, agreements, articles, artifact and acquisition lists, artist biography, attendance figures, books, brochure, business cards, budgets, catalogue drafts, comment book, contract lists, correspondence, curators statement, diagrams, drawings, evaluations, exhibit labels, exhibit proposals, exhibit panel layouts, exhibit resource binders, expenses, installation diagrams, internal forms (consent forms and exhibit proposal forms), financial records, flyer final report, guidelines, grant applications, invitations, map, memoranda, minutes of meetings, museum exhibit diagrams, notes, object records, permission forms, photographs, photograph labels, photocopies of photographs, plans, policies, press releases, professional guidelines, proposals, publications (books), publicity records, published articles, receipts, reports, reproductions of newspaper ads and articles, research notes, research papers, revisions, schedules, slide list, slides, speaking notes, student papers, surveys, transcripts of research interviews, translations, travelling exhibit, visitor comments, visitor surveys, and videos.

The series is arranged into the following sub-series, based on specific exhibitions:
Subseries A: The Spirit of Tibet
Subseries B: Festival Hong Kong Exhibits: Contrasts and Possessions
Subseries C: Translations of Traditions
Subseries D: Repair, Re-use and Recycle
Subseries E: Open House, 1987
Subseries F: Quilting in East Asia
Subseries G: Records of the Krista Point Exhibit in the Great Hall
Subseries H: A Family Affair
Subseries I: Ancient Cloth … Ancient Code?
Subseries J: Proud to be Musqueam
Subseries K: Hands of Our Ancestors
Subseries L: A Rare Flower
Subseries M: Unity Quilt
Subseries N: Chinese Peasant Textiles Art: Kwantung and Szechuan Provinces
Subseries O: Gallery 3
Subseries P: Nunavutmiutanik Elisasiniq
Subseries Q: Repatriation Panels
Subseries R: Wearing Politics
Subseries S: What is Canadian cultural property?
Subseries T: My Ancestors are still Dancing
Subseries U: Gathering Strength exhibit: Musqueam Weavers

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson fonds

  • 21
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 2006

The records in this fonds were created and received in the course of Elizabeth Johnson’s tenure at the Museum of Anthropology. The records relate to activities Johnson was involved in through her various positions at the Museum, including: involvement with exhibitions, collections, the museums relations with the community and various community events sponsored by the museum, teaching and various administrative activities. The fonds consists of agendas, agreements, articles, artifact lists, attendance figures, biographies, books, business cards, budgets, calendar of events, catalogue drafts, comment books, conference schedule, consent forms, contract lists, correspondence, course descriptions, curators statement, declaration, diagram, drawings, evaluations, exhibit labels, expenses, internal forms (exhibit proposal forms), financial records, flyers, final reports, guidelines, grant applications, invitations, lecture notes, memoranda, minutes of meetings, museum exhibit diagrams, notes, permission forms, photographs, photograph labels, posters, plans, policies, press releases, proposals, publications (books), publicity records, receipts, reports, reproductions of newspaper ads and articles, research notes, revisions, schedules, slide list, slides, speaking notes, student papers, surveys, syllabi, teaching notes, transcripts of research interviews, audio cassettes of interviews, translations, visitor surveys and comments, and videos.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

  1. Proposed Exhibits
  2. Exhibits
  3. Collections
  4. Special projects and events series
  5. Correspondence series
  6. Museum education series
  7. Administrative series
  8. Academic materials

See attached pdf document for description of series and file lists.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Collections

Series consists of records created, received, and or used by Elizabeth Johnson for collections management at the Museum of Anthropology. Records include Anthropology 431 syllabus, area committee records, articles, budgets, cataloguing procedures, committee records, correspondence, draft guidelines, draft policies and procedures, ethnology collection storage statistics, job description, job posting, insurance, loan forms, memoranda, minutes, notes, object lists, photographs, professional guidelines, project overviews, reports, research notes, surveys, transcripts of research interviews, workshop outlines, and administrative and financial records.

The series is arranged into the following subseries:
Subseries A: Collections’ administrative and operational files
Subseries B: Textile collections’ records
Subseries C: VA projects
Subseries D: Francis Williams Project
Subseries E: Provenancial Inquires

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Special projects and events

Series consists of records relating to special projects and events hosted by or produced in whole or in part by the Museum of Anthropology. Also included are records pertaining to special projects and events coordinated, proposed and/or chaired by Elizabeth Johnson. Records include memoranda, minutes, correspondence, request for funds, address lists, handwritten notes, a press release, donor proposal, budgets, object lists, invitation cards, business cards, photocopies of business cards, a photocopy of a newspaper article, draft reports, itineraries, financial records, maps, photographs, slides, oversized posters, audio cassettes, two CD-Rs and a condition report.

The series is arranged into the following subseries:
Subseries A. Ming Pau
Subseries B. V.A.G. Delegation
Subseries C. Fiftieth Anniversary
Subseries D. Canadian Museums Association
Subseries E. Convergence 2002
Subseries F. Wong Toa Anniversary exhibit
Subseries G. Jin Wah Sing Musical Association
Subseries H. Cantonese Opera
Subseries I. Opera in the Museum book proposal
Subseries J. Collaborative process
Subseries K. Delegations
Subseries L. Photos for publication
Subseries M: Photos
Subseries N: Honouring Master Wong Toa [Restricted]
Subseries O: Costume source book
Subseries P: Shuswap travelling display
Subseries Q: Grant applications
Subseries R: CFI
Subseries S: Musqueam Heritage Awareness Program

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence relating to the general administrative activities and responsibilities of Elizabeth Johnson in her capacity as Curator of Documentation, Curator of Collections, Curator of Ethnology, and as Curator of Textiles. Records include 10 colour photographs, correspondence, publications, memoranda, photocopies of contact sheets, handwritten notes, name lists, object lists and a project proposal.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Museum education

Series consists of records pertaining to educational programmes offered at the University of British Columbia. Records include a programme brochure, correspondence, an unpublished essay and a participant list.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Administrative files

Series consists of records pertaining to sundry administrative and operational activities of the Museum of Anthropology. Records include staff retreat notes, summary of recommendations and decisions, correspondence, contracts, minutes and memoranda.

The series is arranged into the following subseries:
Subseries A: Staff retreat notes
Subseries B: Bequests
Subseries C: Assistants and associates
Subseries D: Goals and plans

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Academic materials

Series consists of records pertaining to Elizabeth Johnson’s teaching activities. The records relate both to courses which Johnson taught and notes on guest lectures that Johnson gave for classes at the University of British Columbia. Records include correspondence, notes, reports, syllabi, funding applications, memoranda, bibliographies and grading sheets.

The series is arranged into the following sub-series:
Subseries A: A431
Subseries B: Programme communication and flights
Subseries C: Lecture notes Cantonese Opera
Subseries D: Special sessions
Subseries E: A341
Subseries F: Chinese painting course
Subseries G: MOA volunteer training
Subseries H: Papers and publications
Subseries I: Presentations and conferences
Subseries J: A302
Subseries K: Miscellaneous teaching material

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Ming Pau

Subseries consists of records relating to the Museum’s relationship with the Ming Pau Newspaper. In particular the records focus on funding given to the Museum by the newspaper for the 1993 homecoming event and an exhibition review done by the paper. The records include notes, correspondence and a photocopy of a newspaper page.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Exhibit Cultural Property

Subseries consists of one file of correspondence and notes relating to a proposed exhibition of Peruvian artifacts in conjunction with the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Collections’ administrative and operational files

Subseries consists of records pertaining to collections’ administrative and operational functions, and to committees associated with the acquisition and collection of materials and artifacts. Records include acquisition guidelines drafts, acquisition policy memoranda, acquisitions professional guidelines policy, Anthropology 431 syllabus, area committee records, articles, budgets, cataloguing procedures, collections policy drafts, collections procedures, collections reports, collections surveys, condition reports, correspondence, deaccessioning policy draft, draft guidelines, draft code of ethics, draft policies, ethnology collection storage statistics, executive committee records, job description, job posting, insurance, loan forms, memoranda, minutes, notes, object lists, professional guidelines, project overviews, research notes, transcripts of research interviews, and workshop for curators outline.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Staff retreat notes

Subseries consists of records relating to staff retreats from 1978 to 1982. The records included in this series are notes.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

The Spirit of Tibet

The records in this subseries relate to an exhibit that was developed by MOA in conjunction with the Tibetan Cultural Society, the Canada Tibet Committee, and Women Working for a Free Tibet. Subseries consists of 1 file of correspondence, memos and exhibit labels.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

A431

Subseries consists of records relating the course Anthropology 431 Museum Principals and Methods which Elizabeth Johnson taught regularly between 1993 and 2002. Records in the series include notes and lecture notes, correspondence, syllabi, contracts bibliographies, course description grading schemes, history of the University of British Columbia and the Museum of Anthropology’s massive carvings, artifact list, acquisition background information form, and Elizabeth Johnson’s short biography.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Textile Collections’ Management Records

Subseries consists of records pertaining to the management of the textiles collections held at the Museum of Anthropology. Areas of focus include records on conservation, storage, and display of textiles. Records include: correspondence, drafts of reports, reports, roll checking reports, notes, visible storage diagrams, drafts of procedures, textiles lists, budgets, textile project update report, invoices, membership lists, business cards, schedules of events, clothing and textile reports, vendor product brochures and lists, textile conservation workshop evaluations, applications for funding, textile conservation workshop programme records, invitation cards, a textile conservation portfolio, Textile Committee records, storage plans, conservation assessment reports, a proposal for a textile storage system, object descriptions, material samples, requisition forms, textile research project questionnaires, receipts, Clothing and Textile Collection history, flyer, recommendations, newspaper article, course list, grant applications, grant guidelines, assessments, brochure, notes, and meeting transcript.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Festival Hong Kong Exhibits: Contrasts and Possessions

Subseries consists of records relating to two exhibits installed at MOA, in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre (CCC) and supported by a grant from the Festival Hong Kong 1992 Committee. "Contrasts: Hong Kong's New Territories in the Twentieth Century" is a photographic exhibit. It opened in Nov 1992, and continued in the lobby at MOA until May 23 1993. "Possessions from the Past" is an exhibit of Hakka artifacts. It opened in Nov 1992, and continued in the lobby at MOA until Mar 14 1993. Elizabeth Johnson was both curator and coordinator for these exhibits. They were also installed at the Chinese Cultural Centre. Subseries includes budgets, completed application form, CHIN printouts, contact lists, correspondence, draft exhibit proposal, final report, invitations, memos, name lists, notes, photographic negatives, receipts, and speaking notes.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Programme communication and flights

Subseries consists of records relating to a work shop for curators of Korean art. This work shop was held in Seoul, Korea and the consequently elements of this file relate to travel arrangements. Records in this series are comprised of correspondence and notes.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

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