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Hakka Mountain songs and laments collection

  • 137
  • Colección
  • 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

Elizabeth Johnson fonds

  • 21
  • Fundo
  • 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

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

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

Textile Exhibit

Subseries consists of one file of correspondence, memos, notes, 3 contact sheets accompanied by negatives relating to a proposed exhibition of textile from Tibet and Turkistan.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Exhibit Ideas

Subseries consists of one file of memos and notes relating to various undeveloped ideas for exhibition of material drawn from the museums textile collection.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Textile Access Project

Subseries consists of the project proposal and contact sheets and negatives. The subseries also includes copied sketches detailing the exhibit space.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Door Gods

Subseries consists of one file of notes and correspondence relating to a proposed exhibition of Chinese wood block prints.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Mayan Project

The material in this subseries relates to a proposed exhibition on the Mayan civilization. Much of the material here focuses on the subject of the commission of various textiles from Guatemala for the exhibition. The subseries also includes materials related to events which occurred peripherally to the development of the exhibit, in particular a file which focuses on ‘Maiwa’ a conference which took place in 2004 and the records of a Mayan Cultural evening hosted by the Museum of Anthropology in 2002 which involved many of the same people who played a part in the process of the textile commission. The records in this subseries are comprised of correspondence, notes, financial records, including budgets and receipts, schedules, minutes, contracts, grant applications, documents relating to museum objects acquisitions, agendas, interview transcripts, drawings and ephemera.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Gu Xiong

Subseries relates to a proposed exhibition or portion of an exhibition which was to be called ‘Blue Thread an Installation by Gu Xiong’. The subseries includes correspondence, an exhibition catalogue of Gu Xiong’s work, a consent form, and newspaper photocopies.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Grace Young

Subseries consists of one file relating to an exhibition, proposed by Grace Young to Elizabeth Johnson, on the subject of the wok. The subseries includes a drafted exhibition proposal, correspondence, printed images, magazine and newspaper clippings, notes and extracts from Young’s book The Breath of the Wok.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Ulli Steltzer Photograph Exhibit

Subseries consists of one file relating to an exhibition, proposed by Ulli Steltzer to Elizabeth Johnson, on the subject of a photograph exhibit representing indigenous and ethnic minorities in China. The subseries includes a project proposal: stage 1, correspondence, and memoranda.

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

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

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

Translations of Traditions: Joanna Staniszkis’ Recent Work

Subseries consists records relating to the exhibit "Translations of Traditions: Joanna Staniszkis’ Recent Work". The exhibit was co-curated by Louise Jackson and Elizabeth Johnson of MOA, with Johnson acting as exhibit coordinator. It was installed in Gallery 5 at MOA from Feb 18 to May 24, 1992. Joanna Staniszkis is an internationally known Canadian textile artist. Records include: agreements, articles from newspapers and professional journals, brochures, budget, CHIN artifact list printout, conference speaking notes, correspondence, drafts of text for the didactic panels, exhibit diagram, flyer, final report, funding application, memos, notes, permission forms, phone message, a student paper, slides and a timeline.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Repair, Re-use and Recycle

The exhibit was co-curated by Louise Jackson and Elizabeth Johnson. It was installed at MOA from Feb 18 to May 24, 1992. Subseries consists of records relating to the exhibit "Repair, Re-use and Recycle" installed at MOA in 1992. This exhibit focused on Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Philippine, Dutch and Salish textiles. The intent of the exhibit was to highlight the various techniques used by different cultures to prolong the life of household goods. Subseries includes an artifact list, a diagram, a drawing, exhibit labels and notes.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Open House, 1987

The records in this series refer to an event hosted by MOA in March 1987 which consisted of three days of performances, demonstrations and small exhibits. The records in this subseries include a draft of exhibit text, correspondence and handwritten notes.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Quilting in East Asia

Subseries consists of records relating to an exhibit at MOA. This exhibit was planned to coincide with the Quilt Canada conference, 1989. Subseries includes correspondence, labels, memos and notes.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

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