News from Kamloops

August 29, 2016

Kamloops Museum and Archives Presents a New Exhibition

Kamloops, B.C. – The Kamloops Museum and Archives (KMA) presents, Morris Lum Re:Recording Chinese Histories, a new project featuring Mississauga–based artist, Morris Lum. Along with photographs produced from the Archives and mural-sized prints of Chinese cultural sites, the exhibition will include objects, texts and new donations in the KMA collection.

In partnership with the Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association (KCCA) and the Kamloops Chinese Freemasons (KCF), Re:Recording Chinese Histories explores the role of culture in the collection and organization of historical data. “As a method of re–imaging [this] history, I have ‘mined’ through … material that connects the history of the Chinese in Canada to the City of Kamloops.” The work in Re:Recording Chinese Histories addresses the conditions for producing and preserving the stories of a community, using multiple voices to re–align historical data and introduce complexity as a vital element in the re–telling of stories of Chinese settlement in Kamloops.

The exhibition will run September 9 through January 21, 2017. Everyone is invited to an opening reception to be held:

Friday, September 9, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Opening remarks and artist’s talk with guest speaker Morris Lum at 5:45 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

About the Artist:
Morris Lum is a Mississauga based photographer/artist whose work explores the hybrid nature of the Chinese–Canadian community. Lum is currently working on a cross Canada project that looks specifically at the transformation of the Chinatown. 

In conjunction with the new exhibition, the KMA also presents A Little History of Photography in A Small City, a lecture by Ernie Kroeger, Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department, Thompson Rivers University. This lecture will explore the first photographers to visit Kamloops in the late 1800s, some of the notable photographers who first set up shop here, and some of the more interesting photographers from this time in history.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30-8:00 pm
Kamloops Museum and Archives
FREE, but please register with course number 261551 by calling 250-828-3500 or 250-828-3576.

About the KMA:
Established in 1937, the Museum acquires, preserves, and makes available the documentary heritage of the City. With an exhaustive collection of over 20,000 artefacts and one of the Interior’s oldest and largest Archives, the KMA holds a mirror to Kamloops, preserving the past to make sense of the present.


Media Contact:
Matt Macintosh, Museum Curator
Kamloops Museum and Archives

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