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Margaret Stott fonds
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1976 - 1991, predominant 1979 - 1990 (Creation)
- Margaret Stott
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1.96 m of textual records and other material
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Margaret Stott served as the Curator of Ethnology and Education at the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology from 1979-1990. Stott's duties included public programs, education, and curator activities. Stott also gave teacher and museum workshops as well as teaching anthropology classes at the University of British Columbia. Margaret Stott obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1966. In 1969, Stott received her Master in Anthropology at McGill University. From 1969 to 1972, she served as archivist at the National Museum of Man in Ottawa and from 1973 to 1975, she worked as the Anthropology Exhibits Coordinator for the Museum of Man. From 1979 to 1990, Stott served as the Curator of Ethnology at UBC's Museum of Anthropology. Meanwhile in 1982, Stott obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of London. In 1990, Margaret Stott completed the Foundation Programme in Tourism Management at Simon Fraser University. From 1979 onwards, Stott also worked as a museum consultant. Major exhibitions curated or coordinated by Margaret Stott include: "'Ksan: Breath of Our Grandfathers", a travelling exhibition of the National Museum of Man 91972-1973); "Ontario Prehistory", a travelling exhibition of the National Museum of Man (1973); "Athapaskan Peoples: Strangers of the North", an exhibition prepared by the National Museum of Man and the Royal Scottish Museum (1973-1975); "Objects from Northwest Coast Indian Cultures", a touchable exhibit for visually handicapped at the UBC Museum of Anthropology (1979-1980); "Kwaqiutl Echo Dance Costume" for the Guaranteed Trust Company (1980); "Northwest Coast Indian Art", a display in the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (1980 onwards); "Form, Manufacture, Function, and Meaning" exhibited at MOA (1981-1982); "Art of the Northwest Coast Indians" was an exhibition for the UBC Hospital (1983); "O Canada!" at MOA (1984); "Blue Jeans" at MOA (1985); "To market, to market...the culture exchange", an exhibition about tourism and art at MOA (1989); and a Nuxalk exhibit (untitled) of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Stott also worked on a number of audio-visual productions. "MOA Presents" consists of 8 half-hour productions for cable and educational television networks in British Columbia 1980-1981. "MOA Presents Series 2", consists of 6 half-hour programs for the Knowledge Network, public programming in British Columbia 1981-1982. "A Curator's Guide to MOA", a 30-minute audio tour tape, was produced in 1983. Stott is credited with a number of published independent and collaborative articles. Some of these titles include "Guide to the UBC Museum of Anthropology", "Bella Coola Ceremony and Art". Among her published journal articles: "Economic Transition and the Family in Mykonos, Greece"; "Video Disc: Museums and the Future"; "Object, Context, and Process: Approaches to Teaching about Material Culture".
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Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, policy drafts, report drafts and final reports, conference notes, product brochures, published materials, press clippings, questionnaires, evaluations, and memorandums pertaining to public programs, education, and curator activities.
The fonds includes the following series:
- Curriculum Vitae of Margaret Stott (1991),
- Conference Records (1984-1989),
- Volunteer Associates Program Records (1981-1989),
- School Programs Records (1984-1987),
- University of British Columbia Museum Studies Records (1980-1989),
- Public Programs Records (1979-1988),
- Administrative Records (1976-1989),
- Cultural Review Board Records (1987-1989),
- Financial Records (1985),
- Acquisitions Committee Records (1984-1988),
- Textile Committee Records (1980),
- Audio Tour Records (1976-1985),
- Video Disc Project Records (1981-1988),
- Audio-Visual Programs Records (1978-1985),
- Homecoming '86 Records (1985-1986),
- Exhibit Records (1977-1987)
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to archives when Stott vacated her position at MoA.
Not all records have been organized into folders at this time due to a lack of archival quality supplies. Multiple media remain with the textual records at this time.
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No further accruals are expected.
BCAUL control number: UBCMOA-169
Includes ca. 60 tactile textual records, ca. 45 photographs, ca. 20 51/4” floppy diskettes, ca. 32 col. slides, and 4 audio cassettes.
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Created April 1999 by Melissa Lowenberg.
Copied from MemoryBC on November 24, 2015 by Katie Ferrante.
Finding aid added December 8, 2015.
Updated on March 2020 by Petra Warren.