Fonds 79 - Stephen Inglis fonds

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Stephen Inglis fonds

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235 photographs : b&w and col. ; 19 x 13.5 cm or smaller

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(1949 -)

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Dr. Stephen Inglis was born in 1949. He has a BA and a PhD (1984) in Anthropology from UBC. He received an MA in Museology and Indian Art from Calcutta University. Dr. Inglis was a guest curator for the MOA exhibit “Calendar Prints: Popular Art of South India” which was displayed at the Museum from September 1983 to January 1985. He is currently the Director General of Research and Collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC). Dr. Inglis specializes in artists and their communities, particularly in South Asia.

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Fonds consists of photographic material created by Dr. Stephen Inglis and a series of twenty-four black and white prints depicting potters in a small community in India or images of fertility statues photographed by colleague Walter Huber. The colour negatives show local artisans and their works. The black and white photos mounted on cards were created between 1974 and 1977 and show Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. The images may have been created for the purpose of Dr. Inglis’s PhD research.

AC 2002-48-001 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-002 Siva Murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-003 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi, Dantewara
AC 2002-48-004 Amarkantak (source of Narbada River)
AC 2002-48-005 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-006 Gharwa Cire-perdue Caster, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-007 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-008 Nagarnar Kumar family Terracotta mata murthis and guardian figures
AC 2002-48-009 Maria pillar, old form no longer made, near Gidam
AC 2002-48-010 The Eyes Have It
AC 2002-48-011 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-012 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-013 L’Eternelle Idole, Rodin
AC 2002-48-014 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-015 Maria commemorative pillar, Bastarnar (“Bison-Horn”)
AC 2002-48-016 Kumar (demonstrating pottery wheel) Nagarnar village nr, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-017 Sonmura (source of Son River near Amarkantak Baba)
AC 2002-48-018 Assi Ghat, Benares Summer ‘76
AC 2002-48-019 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-020 Waiting for the bus near Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-021 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-022 “Bison-Horn” Maria commemorative pillar, detail, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-023 Gharwa, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-024 From Sonmura looking northwest
*Please note that AC 2002-48-01 through AC 2002-48-024 are attributed to Walter Huber

AC2002-48-025  48-76 are 51 colour negatives that depict local craftspeople and shrines in India.

AC2002-22-001 22-160 are black and white photographic prints mounted on white card. The images depict local Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. Some are identified with location and what is happening in the photo, while some are unidentified.

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Material found in the Archives backlog.


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There are no restrictions on this material.

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Dr. Stephen Inglis or Walter Huber (images AC 2002-48-001 through AC 2002-48-024) must be credited as the creator(s) if this material is used or reproduced. Consult archivist for details.

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Dr. Inglis’s doctoral thesis Creators and consecrators : a potter community of South India is available at UBC Main Library and Special Collections.

Material related to the “Calendar Prints: Popular Art of South India” can be located in the Public Relations fonds, box 4 – 23 as well as Exhibit Design fonds, Box 1 – 15. In the Audio-Recordings series, there are two audio cassettes from Stephen Inglis. They are MAN 4 a, b and MAN 5.

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Further accruals are not expected but there is a possibility that more related material could be found at a later date in the Archives backlog.

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Includes 160 photograph prints mounted on white card 20 x 14 cm and 51 negatives : col. ; 35 mm

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The prints were unnumbered therefore the assistant archivist has assigned numbers, starting with the accession number (AC 2002-48 or 2002-22) and followed by a sequential three digit number (001).

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Copied from MemoryBC on November 24, 2015 by Katie Ferrante.
Revised December 9, 2015.

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