May 2 – November 2
Audain Gallery, Museum of Anthropology
This exhibition features more than 80 Afro-Cuban artworks collected by Chris and Marina von Christierson. Curated by Cuban poet, art critic and curator Orlando Hernández, the exhibition was first shown at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. It explores the ties that link the histories and cultures of Cuba and Africa, and includes works that reflect controversial and conflicting aspects of the Cuban national reality.
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In this issue of LibFOCUS, we celebrate British Columbia with two newly digitized albums from the Langmann Collection and a behind-the-scenes look at how the Library’s Digitization Centre supports unique province-wide projects.
The offerings include images from an 1867 album called Views in British Columbia, with photos by Frederick Dally. Other images are from an early 1900s album created by Armstrong, Morrison, and Co., and entitled Fraser River Bridge.
Digitization of the collection is ongoing, and more photos will be available for viewing online in coming months. Please visit the Digitizers’ Blog for more details.
Evan Williamson, Student Digitization Assistant, works with a TTI workstation in the Digitization Centre.
Recent behind-the-scenes staff tours of UBC Library’s Digitization Centre provided fascinating insights into several projects, such as the digitization of Greek epigraphic squeezes – a partnership between UBC Library and UBC’s Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies.
The collaborative effort involved the transcription of more than 11,200 records containing key environmental data on the UBC Fish Collection. This collection, the third-largest of its kind in Canada, features more than 850,000 specimens and more than 50,000 DNA and tissue samples; some of the resulting records are more than a century old.
The Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning are pleased to offer funding to faculty members creating remote, community-based experiential learning opportunities for students. This funding is intended to support collaborations between UBC students and organizations located in B.C. communities outside of the Lower Mainland.