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Pam Brown fonds
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1987 - 2013 (Creation)
- Pam Brown
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90 cm of textual records and other material.
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Pam Brown is currently (as of 2015) a curator in the Pacific Northwest Department of the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA), where she is responsible for the Heiltsuk, Wuikinuxv, Tahltan, Ktunaxa, Tsilhqot'in, and Tlingit collections. She has curated and co-curated a number of exhibits at MOA including ‘Mehodihi: Well-Known Traditions of Tahltan People’ (2003) and ‘Telling Our Stories, A Profile of Tahltan/Tlingit Artist Dempsey Bob’ (2001). She has worked closely with the Heiltsuk community on many projects and has contributed to the creation of a number of MOA sourcebooks, including ‘The Honor of One is the Honor of All’ (1996-2005) and ‘My Ancestors Are Still Dancing’ (2003).
Brown graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1994, having written a thesis and curated an exhibit at MOA entitled ‘Cannery Days: A Chapter In The Lives of the Heiltsuk,’ about the lives of Heiltsuk men and women in the BC fish processing industry. In 1994-1995 she was involved with the design and implementation of the Aboriginal Museum Internship Program (AMIP) and the Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Program (ACSP) at MOA, two programs which provided native participants with practical training in how to develop low-cost, effective displays and resource materials on cultural subjects for their communities. In 1999, Brown coordinated a ‘Repatriation Forum’ which brought 180 First Nations members and museum professionals to UBC’s First Nations House of Learning to discuss the shared experiences of repatriation between First Nations in B.C. and tribes from the USA. Since 1999, Brown has also acted as supervisor of the Native Youth Programme.
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Fonds reflects Brown’s career as a curator at the Museum of Anthropology, including her role as Supervisor of the Native Youth Programme. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, press clippings, grant applications, press releases, schedules, liability waivers, itineraries, comment books, student assignments, scripts for student presentations, photographs, and audio recordings.
The records are organized into the following series:
- Native Youth Programme
- Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Programme
- Aboriginal Museum Internship Program
- Sourcebooks and Related Materials
- Repatriation Forum
See attached pdf document for full description of these series and file lists.
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Transferred by Pam Brown on April 14, 2006.
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Further accruals are expected.
: Includes 90 cm of textual records, ca. 300 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm, ca. 500 photographs : col. ; 10 x 13 cm and 10 x 16 cm, 583 photographs: col. slides ; 35mm; 14 audio cassettes ; 24 video cassettes
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Created by Peter Houston, February 2011 and later revised by Heather Gring (March 2012), Gabriela Andaur (July 2012), and Laura Mason (March 2013).
Created in AtoM, December 2, 2015 and later revised by Katie Ferrante (May 2016), Isabel Melendez (April 2019) and updated by Petra Warren (April 2020).
Updated May 2022 by Peyton Moriarty -- added additional sourcebooks