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Deal Announcement: “Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast”

Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast looks into seventeen of the numerous sites in the Pacific Northwest region with major collections of Northwest Coast material culture, bringing attention to a wide range of approaches to caring for and exhibiting such treasures. The featured sites are:

• Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
• Audain Art Museum, Whistler
• Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver
• Haida Gwaii Museum, Skidegate
• ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum, Hazelton
• Museum at Campbell River
• Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver
• Museum of Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert
• Museum of Vancouver
• Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre, Quathiaski Cove
• Royal BC Museum, Victoria
• Sealaska Heritage Institute, Juneau
• Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
• Stó:lō Resource Centre, Chilliwack
• U’mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay
• Vancouver Airport Authority / YVR Art Foundation
• Vancouver Art Gallery

The authors of each chapter take a different approach to the invitation to reflect upon their institution: some narrate a history of the institution, some focus on particular pieces in the collection, and some consider the significance of the work currently being done for the present and future. They do more than fill in the gaps and background of an already existing discussion. They show that these are places and moments in a much longer story, still ongoing, with many characters—individuals, institutions, communities, artworks, treasures—on different, although often parallel or intersecting, journeys.

Knowledge Within is curated by Pam Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, Anthony Shelton, and Jodi Simkin, and edited by Caitlin Gordon-Walker.

Available Spring 2022

October 27, 2021
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