BC Archives on Display

Monday to Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Free (BC Archives Lobby)

This BC Archives display gives us the opportunity to share our records, new donations and ongoing projects that help tell British Columbia’s story. The BC Archives display is located in the lobby of the BC Archives, beside the Royal BC Museum.

Current Display

Chief Billy Assu, Cape Mudge, 1947. BC Archives 199002-001, Item H-6166.

Ida Halpern fonds
Mar 27, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

The Ida Halpern fonds (PR-0847) is a remarkable collection of audiovisual, textual and photographic records documenting the ceremonial arts of west coast Indigenous peoples. Ida Halpern, an ethnomusicologist, earned a degree in musicology from the University of Vienna just before World War II. She went on to dedicate much of her professional life to recording musical creations offered by leading elders in Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tlingit, Haida and Coast Salish communities. This unique collection, recently inscribed on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register, has been vital for language revitalization efforts and the preservation of cultural heritage.

Come and see a selection of records created by Ida Halpern during her time at the University of Vienna.

Want to see more from the Ida Halpern fonds?
Ida Halpern fonds (PR-0847)
Our Living Languages

Upcoming Displays

The Victoria Sphinx
Jul 2, 2018 – Sep 28, 2018

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