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  Sept 2005
New Web Exhibits from Cura

Two new CURA web exhibits have been added to the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery website:

See Capturing History. Frederick Joseph Spalding: Photographer Tourist Visionary

See Glimpses into Upper St'àt'imc History Through Photographs

  July 22, 2004
UVic Prof creates Virtual Exhibit of rare Aboriginal Art

Summer 2004 marked the launch of the Virtual Museum of Canada web site Drawing on Identity: Inkameep Day School Art Collection. Created by UVic Anthropology professor Dr. Andrea Walsh, the online exhibit features a rare group of drawings by students of the Inkameep Day School in the South Okanagan during the 1930s and 1940s.

"This is the first website completely dedicated to Native children's art, history and culture. It showcases an unparalleled exhibition of Native children's art creating during the mid-20th century, and will be of interest to a general audience as well as researchers who are looking at the role of children in cultural history." -Andrea Walsh, Visual Anthropologist at the University of Victoria and Lead Researcher for the Inkameep Day School VMC website.

See CURA project: Inkameep Day School Art Collection

  Update Nov. 9, 2004
A Woman's Place in the media

Two UVic media outlets recently featured the CURA research project on women artists in Victoria. How Art & Women Shaped Victoria, from UVic Communications, is a summary of the November 28, 2004 symposium, while the Ring's article Student puts her own touch on Maltwood exhibit takes a look at the Maltwood Gallery exhibit and graduate student Kate Daley's involvment with it as a curatorial assistant.

  Posted May 17, 2004
World Tea Party featured on cbc radio 3

The CBC Radio 3 website recently featured the World Tea Party project. View the article.

See Project: World Tea Party, Victoria

  Updated Jan. 26, 2004
CURA Projects seek community Input

The following CURA projects are seeking input in a variety of forms from the community at large. Follow the links for each project to see how you can help:

A Woman's Place: Art and the Role of Women in the Cultural Formation of Victoria, BC, 1850s-1920s
The co-directors of this project are seeking information about a number of women artists and various organizations with art connections during the period in Victoria between the 1850s and 1920s. Click here for more details.

World Tea Party, Victoria
The co-curators of World Tea Party, Victoria, Dr. Judith Patt and Bryan Mulvihill, would like to locate other historically interesting tea items for an exhibit at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, June 25 to August 29, 2004. Click here for more details.

Liturgical Textiles
The Liturgical Textiles project is seeking information about the historic Church Linens at St. John the Divine Church in Yale, BC. We are particularly interested in any information about who made them. Also any information on former students of All Hallows School in Yale (1884 - 1920), specifically photographs or memories about needlework done there. Please contact Jennifer Iredale (250 387-4696 or

  Posted Dec. 15, 2003
Anglican Journal Article on Liturgical Textiles

An article entitled "Housekeeping task turns up treasures" concerning the Liturgical Textiles project has been published in the Anglican Journal of Canada online here.

See CURA project: Liturgical Textiles

  Updated Dec. 11, 2003
Legh Mulhall Kilpin Web Exhibit Launched

A web exhibit "Legh Mulhall Kilpin" was launched in Sept. 2003, at the Langley Centennial Museum web site at:

  Updated Dec. 9, 2003
CURA Featured as winning research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently featured CURA and the University of Victoria's Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery as a Winning Research program. Read the full article posted on the SSHRC web site.

  Posted Nov. 27, 2003
Cura Project Publications

Two new CURA project publications are now available from CURA community partners:


Helen McCall’s Community Album, published by the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives Society, provides a fully illustrated and captivating study of the museum’s collection of photographs by Helen McCall (1899-1956). For information contact the museum at or phone 604-886-8232.

Caetani di Sermoneta: An Italian Family in Vernon, 1921-1994, published by the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, is an 80-page catalogue produced in conjunction with simultaneous exhibitions of Caetani family artifacts and the art of Sveva Caetani at the Vernon Museum and the Vernon Art Gallery. For information contact the museum at or phone 250-542-3142.

  Posted Nov. 27, 2003

The Winter 2003 edition (Vol. 34, No. 4) of The Midden, a publication of the Archeological Society of BC, includes two research papers on the First Nations basketry collection at the White Rock Museum written by Karen Petkau and Faith Whiting, CURA project student researchers from UVic. For more information go to

See CURA project: First Nations Basketry Collection

  Posted Aug. 6, 2003
Inkameep featured In Times Colonist

Victoria's daily newspaper, the Times Colonist, ran a feature story on the CURA Inkameep Day School Project. Click here to read the full article.

  Posted July 26, 2003
Nk'mip Chronicles on CBC

CBC Radio 3 ran a feature entitled NK'MIP CHRONICLES | DRAWING THEIR WORLD about the CURA Inkameep Day School Project. Note: you will need Flash Player 6 to view the site.

In addition, an interview with Project Director Andrea Walsh, University of Victoria and Osoyoos Band Chief Clarence Louie was featured on CBC Radio One's "Sounds Like Canada" on July 26. Click here for more information.

See Project: Inkameep Day School Art Collection

  Posted July 13, 2003
UVic helps host Global Tea Party

University of Victoria History in Art professor Judith Patt is looking for historically interesting items to include in an upcoming exhibit of international teawares and works of art dealing with the ritual of tea. Patt also hopes to locate teawares that were used at the Takata Garden Tearoom, situated on Victoria's Gorge waterway during the early 20th century.

Dr. Judith Patt
(250) 478-7876

For more information, see news for World Tea Party Project.

  Posted July 13, 2003
Rollin Art Centre Curatorial Preparations

From July 14 to 18, a team from the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery traveled to Port Alberni to work with the Rollin Art Centre and the Port Alberni Museum to prepare for the Robert Aller Art Collection exhibition in 2005. Maltwood Curator Caroline Riedel and exhibition Curator Catlin Lewis spent five days researching, interviewing and preparing for the exhibit. Maltwood Curatorial Assistant Ross Macaulay and Web Administrator Jeffrey Werner prepared and framed works for the exhibition and performed final edits to the digital collection, respectively.

See project: Robert Aller Art Collection

  Posted July 7, 2003
New UVic CURA web site

Welcome to the newly redesigned UVic CURA web site. The graphics, content and organization have all been improved to help you find more information about CURA easier and faster.

Content is also being added and updated on a regular basis, while small changes to formatting may occur during this testing period (July, 2003).

To view the old site, click here.

  Posted April 6, 2003
CURA Awarded SSHRC Completion Grant

In December 2002, the CURA Cultural Property Community Research Collaborative Program was awarded a SSHRC Completion Grant, which will enable it to continue for two additional years.

This additional SSHRC funding allows for the full completion of projects that are currently underway. The UVic CURA was one of 14 CURA programs across Canada to win a completion award. For more information, see the Competition Results at the SSHRC web site.

For more information about the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada connect to the SSHRC web site.

CURA web site

August, 2005
The CURA program has reached its close, and the site has been archived by Cara Segger

April 27, 2004
The Final Report Form for participating CURA projects is now available.

Feb. 10, 2004
The CURA Visual Identity has been added to the Resources section and includes guidelines and electronic file downloads for the CURA logo.

As of July 7, 2003, the CURA website graphics, content and organization have all been improved to help you find more information about CURA easier and faster.

To view the old site, click here.

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