Opening Nov. 2 and running until Jan. 6, Fugitives in the Archive is featured in the Pocket Gallery in RBCM that occupies a corner “pocket” of the museum’s ground floor Clifford Carl Hall. It is easily accessible, for free, to all visitors during opening hours. (File photo)

‘Fugitives’ hiding out in latest Pocket Gallery exhibit at Royal BC Museum

Professors call odd objects ‘fujitives’ for being resistant to archival preservation techniques

Unexpected objects that two artist-anthropologists found while doing research at the BC Archives are the inspiration behind the new Pocket Gallery exhibition at the Royal BC Museum, Fugitives in the Archive.

From bullet fragments to acid-burnt paper, the collection of odd and diverse objects that resist archival preservation techniques or do not conform to archival conventions are the basis for this collaboration between Trudi Lynn Smith, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria, and Kate Hennessy, associate professor at Simon Fraser University, and the BC Archives.

ALSO READ: Carving history: Royal BC Museum launches new totem project

The exhibition is “a rare fusion of art and archives, provoking questions about the ongoing human connection to materials in archives and our responsibility to consider the role of archives in our society.”

Opening Nov. 2 and running until Jan. 6, Fugitives in the Archive is featured in the Pocket Gallery in RBCM that occupies a corner “pocket” of the museum’s ground floor Clifford Carl Hall. It is easily accessible, for free, to all visitors during opening hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week).

RELATED: Royal B.C. Museum to undergo largest renovation since 1997

The Pocket Gallery was originally envisioned to showcase the array of Royal BC Museum collections, research and conservation work that visitors rarely get to see.

The concept has since been expanded to include the work of partners, like the Sisters of St. Ann, and external research that investigates and interrogates the museum collections, like Fugitives in the Archive.


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

Goldstream Food Bank on the search to fill Christmas Hampers with toys

Volunteers are looking for new toys for infants to 11-year-olds

Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference

Helping others is the cornerstone of the work Shannon Drew does in… Continue reading

Bulk or boxed candy? Trick-or-treat maps help Canadian families prepare for Halloween

Census Mapper uses 2016 census data to predict busiest neighbourhoods

VIDEO: Explosion, fire sends woman running from Saanich home

Heavy smoke in the area, crews on scene

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Most Read