Thursday, April 8, 2010

Women's History Fair Participants - April 10, 2010 Vancouver

Here's more about participants in this Saturday's Women's History Fair at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library - the Original Costume Society, the City of Vancouver Archives, the Arts and Culture Office of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Simon Fraser University Gallery Black Communities in British Columbia 1858-2008 project, and the Simon Fraser University Archives.

The Original Costume Museum Society will be at the Fair with Fashion Historian Ivan Sayers and a mannequin display of 'Women in Pants,' including a bloomer trouser costume from the 1860s, a bicycling costume from the 1890s, and factory overalls from the 1940s. Also illustrations from BC photographers, magazines, newspapers and a board game - 'What Shall I Be' 1966. Other representatives from the OCMS will be available to discuss the exhibits with visitors.

The City of Vancouver Archives display features holdings related to women’s history, including digital reproductions, reproductions of photos and other material, brochures, and a PowerPoint presentation.

A selection of posters will be displayed with photographs and biographies of the diverse women who appear on the Arts and Culture office of the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department's 2008 and 2010 “Remarkable Women, honouring women from Vancouver’s communities” poster series. (2008 posters)

The Black Communities in British Columbia, 1858-2008 poster exhibit highlighting women is a project curated by SFU Women’s Studies 2009 Ruth Wynn Woodward chair Dr. Afua Cooper (not in attendance). Project partnered by the SFU Gallery.

The Simon Fraser University Archives will have an exhibit banner on the development of women’s rights at SFU and a laptop demonstration. Also, an “How to use an archive exhibit with special focus on women’s activism”.

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