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Rosa Ho fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the name of the creator of the fonds.
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1976 - 1999, predominant 1988 - 1999 (Creation)
- Rosa Ho
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2.69 m of textual records and other material
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Name of creator
Rosa Ho was born on August 22, 1949 in Hong Kong. After moving to Canada, Ho earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Masters of Arts with a specialization in Chinese Art from the University of British Columbia. She began her museum career with a volunteer position at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. In 1975 after completing some years of service at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, she was appointed as the museum’s Assistant Curator, a position she held until 1977. After moving back to British Columbia in 1978, she was appointed as Curator at the Surrey Art Gallery. She was promoted to Director of the gallery in 1980 and continued in this position until 1987. In 1988, she left the Surrey Art Gallery to begin working for the Museum of Anthropology as the Curator of Art and Public Programmes.
As the Curator of Art and Public Programming, she was responsible for activities surrounding the planning and production of exhibitions and public programmes for contemporary art, Inuit and First Nations art, community-based public programmes, and museum education.
Throughout her career, Ho had numerous professional affiliations and served on a number of local, provincial, and national arts committees. Ho also published extensively during her career on the subject of cultural identity. Rosa Ho passed away in 2001.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records relating to Rosa Ho’s functions as a Curator of Art and Public Programmes at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Records include correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, minutes, object lists, reports, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts and tapes, financial statements, grant applications, publication drafts, policy information, mission statements, and other materials. The records are predominantly from 1988 to 1999, while Rosa was the Curator of Art and Public Programmes. The records largely pertain to events, programming, and exhibitions held at the Museum of Anthropology. Also included in the fonds are records relating to external projects and publications.
The fonds is arranged in the following 11 series:
- Public programme planning
- Exhibition planning
- Institutional planning
- Museum of Anthropology committees
- Collections – information, acquisition and documentation
- Inuit research
- BC First Nations research
- Pow Wow
- Volunteers and education
- External publications and projects
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were transferred to the archives from Rosa Ho’s office, accruals located in backlog.
Some series were based on an existing classification scheme for Public Programming and Education functions at MOA, and some were arranged by the archivist.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Audiocassettes related to materials in this fonds are located in AC Boxes 11 and 12.
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
The accompanying audiocassettes may contain culturally sensitive information about objects. Also, records subject to the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Copyright Act and other applicable legislation. Consult Archivist for details.
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Generated finding aid
No further accruals are expected.
Records in the fonds include:
2.69 metres of textual records. - ca. 1055 photographs, slides and negatives. - ca. 70 audio cassettes. - 10 video cassettes. - 4 floppy disks. - 3 oversized posters. - 1 t-shirt. - 1 smudge. - 1 ritual artifact
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Created by Jane Morrison April 2003
Updated by: Marilyn Ramen December 2004; Nadine Hafner /AC#2007-04 January 2007; Cara Valli February 2010; Laura Mason January 2013; Stuart Hill May 2019. Petra Warren April 2020