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Visible Storage

This subseries includes materials used in the planning of the exhibit case layout and case design, including Earthquake Mitigation. The planning involved considering innovative ways to use museum space, safety and conservation of the collection materials as well as the enjoyment and interaction with the public. The subseries includes videotapes pertaining to earthquake mitigation. Areas of focus include tests of the current visible storage cases using dental wax, nylon microfilament and securing mechanisms. Records include 4 videocassettes.

My Ancestors are Still Dancing

This was a living exhibition in which the artist, a Tsimshian Weaver from Lax Kw’alaams, publicly weaved a child-size Chilkat robe, alongside a display of his own weavings, and some historical weavings in MOA’s collection, and historical and contemporary photographs of people weaving.

Mary Anne Barkhouse: Selected Works

This was a one-case exhibit of metalworks, which included works by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Mary Anne Barkhouse, Haisla artist Derek Wilson, and Gitxsan artist Eric Robertson.

High Slack: An Installation by Judith Williams

This exhibit by Vancouver Artist and UBC Fine Arts Professor Judith Williams included installations of paintings, sculptures, photographs and bookworks at MOA as a series of proposals for future directions in our relations with “other.”

A Rare Flower: A Century Of Cantonese Opera in Canada

This exhibit draws on MOA’s collection of Cantonese opera costumes and accessories, photographs, news clippings, and other materials that document how Cantonese Opera has remained a vibrant art form in Canada from the 1880’s onward.

Written in the Earth: Coast Salish Art

This exhibit presents examples of antler, stone and wood carvings from archaeological sites in Coast Salish territory on the south coast of BC, as well as contemporary works by First Nations artists.

Exhibit A: Objects of Intrigue

This exhibition was created to celebrate the Museum’s 50th Anniversary; featuring works selected and commented upon by more than sixty people who have been associated with the Museum over its history.

Unity Quilt: Traditional Parenting Skills Program – Indian Homemaker’s Association

This exhibit was developed with the Traditional Parenting Skills Program of the Indian Homemaker’s Association of British Columbia. The project was created to show the evolution of the Association. The quilt serves as a visual symbol that represents the unity of Aboriginal people as well as the distinctiveness of each individual’s nation, community and family.

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