Events Calendar

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm

Online Lecture: Travel Journal 101 – Proof of Life

Event type: Online (Zoom)

Time and Date: Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm

Speaker: Wayne Wilson, Artist/Curator

Cost: Free Admission

Zoom Link to Copy: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83743820107

Join artist and travel journaler, Wayne Wilson, for a primer on how you can get going on keeping your very own travel journal for each of your epic travel adventures. Whether it’s a wine tour, cycling tour, a vacation in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, or a camp out with your family, you will learn lots of tips and tricks on how to start a travel journal that will keep your memories rich and fresh for years to come.

This session will help you learn just what you need to build your own travel journal kit so that you have everything you need to get going. And the handy thing about the kit that Wayne will be showing you – it doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive, or elaborate. He has taken the very same kit on a month-long wilderness canoe trip down the MacKenzie River in the Canadian Arctic, so if the kit will work in a tough setting like that, it will probably meet all your travel journal needs.

Wayne will also pass along lots of other ‘tips and tricks’ on what to put in your travel journal, and even hint at some special things you can do with your Journal once you’re back home safe and sound.

Wayne spent his career in the museum and archives field, so he’s seen lots of travel journals – and for years he’s been keeping his own journals. In this special session, he’ll be sure to have some of his own travel journals to show you and to get you inspired, with plenty of time for Q&A.

Learn more about Wayne Wilson here.

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Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm

Online Lecture: “Lest We Forget”

Event type: Online (Zoom)

Time and Date: Tuesday, May 31, 7 pm

Speaker: Tanya Richards, Conservator

Cost: Free Admission

Zoom Link to Copy: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81831226200

Tanya Richards is an Art Conservator specializing in the conservation, repair, and housing of works of art on paper, archival documents, and books. After studying general Art Conservation in Florence, Italy, Tanya decided to focus on paper-based objects, earning an MA in Paper Conservation from Camberwell College of Art in London. Her experience includes watercolour, pastel, intaglio, chalk, and mixed media. She has worked on projects for institutions including the British Museum, Strawberry Hill House, Cambridge University, the Courtauld Institute, and Saint Paul’s Cathedral.

“Lest We Forget” is a unique scrapbook created in the 1970’s by Ruth Masters, to commemorate the men from the Comox Valley who died in the First and Second World Wars. Ruth spent years researching each individual and created pages of photographs and clippings pertaining to their lives. It is a massive book: 21 inches high, 13 inches wide and 8 inches thick. Although the book has held up remarkably well, it is a heavily accessed item and there has been accumulated damage over the years. A major problem was that the adhesive had liquified causing pages, and items, to stick together. This presentation discusses the challenges of conserving the original book and the process of creating a facsimile copy for future use.

Learn more about Tanya Richards here.

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