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The catalogues and books below have been produced by CURA projects. For information about other CURA publications and presentations, click the links on the left.

Practical Dreamers: Communitarianism and Co-operatives on Malcolm Island, was published by the Sointula Museum and the BC Institute of Co-operative Studies at UVic. Written by graduate student Kevin Wilson, the book is based on CURA project research on the history of the communitarian values shared by residents of Malcolm Island since the founding of Sointula as a socialist utopia by Finnish settlers in 1901. For information contact the Sointula Museum at or the BCICS at .

Victoria Modern: Investigating Postwar Architecture and Design on Southern Vancouver Island, produced by the UVic collaborators on the Docomomo.BC project, is the first in a planned series of publications on the rise of modernism in the built landscape of postwar Greater Victoria. For information contact the Maltwood Gallery at or .

Visions of the West Coast: Robert Aller & his Community. An exhibition catalogue featuring the collection of Robert Aller's artwork housed at the Rollin Art Centre in the Alberni Valley. For information visit the online exhibit or contact the Maltwood Gallery at or phone 250-721-6562.

Nk'Mip Chronicles: Art from the Inkameep Day School, is a stunning catalogue of artwork and photos from Inkameep school children between 1931 and 1942. The story of the remarkable teacher Anthony Walsh and his students, encouraged to explore their culture through art and theater, is told by anthropologist Andrea Walsh. For information contact the Osoyoos Museum or the Nk'Mip Desert and Heritage Centre at

Shashin: Japanese Canadian Photography to 1942, is a beautifully illustrated catalogue of three collections of black and white photographs by early Japanese Canadian photographers, a historical review of Japanese Canadian communities in British Columbia, biographies of the photographers, and an analysis of insights into the social and economic life of pre-war Japanese Canadians. For information contact the Japanese Canadian National Museum at .

"A Woman's Place": Art and the Role of Women in the Cultural Formation of Victoria, B.C., 1850's-1920's, is a fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition of the same name which took place at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery (Sept. 2004-Jan. 2005). The catalogue features an introductory essay by Dr. K. Anne Finlay and extensive catalogue entries by project researchers. For information contact the Maltwood Gallery at or phone 250-721-6562.

World Tea Party Victoria, published by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, provides a study of art of tea culture, past and present, in essays by Bryan Mulvihill, Judith Patt, Eve Millar, and Sheila Connelly. The publication includes both colour and black and white illustrations. For information contact the Maltwood Gallery at or phone 250-721-6562.

Helen McCall’s Community Album, published by the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives Society, is 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.

The Langley Centennial Museum’s 80-page catalogue Legh Mulhall Kilpin: Teacher, Painter, Printmaker features the museum's collection of works by Legh Kilpin (1853-1919). Essays on aspects of the artist's work are by Barbara Winters and History in Art graduate students Geoffrey Carr, Sonia Lochner and Tusa Shea. For information contact the museum at or phone 604-888-3922.

Due to high demand, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society has printed an additional 500 copies of its publication Trademarks and Salmon Art: A Brand New Perspective. For information contact the Cannery at or phone 604-664-9009.
China and Beyond: The Legacy of a Culture, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, is available from the Vancouver Museum or the Maltwood Galley at the University of Victoria. For information contact the Maltwood Gallery at or phone 250-721-6562.
DOCOMOMO.BC produced a CD-ROM entitled BC.MOMO, which includes the research on several Vancouver Island sites contributed by the CURA Modern Movement Architecture in BC project. BC.MOMO is available online at

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