Author: Kirsty Robertson

Sweet Dreams: A Hibernation Party

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On March 28, 2018, the Bookcase Micromuseum and Lending Library will go into hibernation mode for 18 months. When it wakes up in September, 2019, the exhibition space will host a series of exchanges with other micromuseums, located in Canada and elsewhere. From 11-4 on Wednesday March 28, in office 221 of the JLVAC, there will be cake, lullabies, bedtime stories, dreams for the museum, and a sleuth of hibernating bears (via livestream). Please feel […]

Long in the Tooth … Yadda Yadda

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curated by Christine Negus November 29-January 30, 2017-18. “I like the idea of the persistence of teeth. In true crime shows, for instance, a body is often found, and eventually identified through the dental records. There’s some kind of permanence to these tiny things that require so much care, that need flossing and cleaning every day. But ultimately, they are the last thing standing. Over the years I’ve collected human teeth, I’ve made teeth from […]

Natural Histories: the Collection as Narrative

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March 8, 2017-April 12, 2017 Helen Gregory presents a selection of bookworks and objects drawn from her own collection to explore the relationships among the souvenir, the natural history collection, the cabinet of curiosities, and the travel diary. Bones, skulls, molted carapaces, and disembodied chicken feet are not only metonymically connected to the animals that they were once a part of, but also act as souvenirs of the circumstances under which they found their way […]