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Preserving Performance in the Pacific Northwest

Feb 21 at 9:00am - 5:00pm

Calling all researchers, artists, museum professionals, curators, and arts enthusiasts working in the Pacific Northwest region…

we invite your attendance and participation in the Preserving Performance in the Pacific Northwest gathering.

February 21st 2019, Royal BC Museum, Victoria British Columbia.

The event gathers together the region’s leading voices in archival knowledge, performance research, and artistic practice to…

• increase knowledge of the performance activity of the Pacific Northwest region and consider approaches to its conservation and preservation within region’s larger institutional repositories of cultural memory

• imagine best practices for the preservation of performance materials by surveying and discussing the approaches currently used by local, regional and national performance organizations and publics to preserve performance histories

• highlight the significance of archives in creative productions by inviting some of the region’s celebrated artists to share their work and reflect on the impact of archives on artistic and creative production.

Principle Funding for this project is provided by the Gatherings: Archival and Oral Histories of Performance Project. Gatherings is a multi-site partnership comprised of scholars across the territory commonly known as Canada with a shared interest in documenting and archiving the history of performance, widely construed, in this country. While each co-investigator on the project undertakes their own research, we are also developing a support network and service organization for related archival and artistic projects. More information about Gatherings can be found at https://gatheringspartnership.com

We are grateful for the additional support from the Royal BC Museum, University of Victoria Department of Theatre, University of Victoria Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria Libraries, University of the Fraser Valley, and Simon Fraser University.


Event summary
A gathering of researchers and artists to consider the rich history of performance in the Pacific Northwest region.


Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, V8W 9W2
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