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BC150 Applied Arts Reflects Collective Spirit

1858 was the formal beginning of what is now British Columbia. The BC150 Applied Arts Project celebrates achievements and the spirit of British Columbians.

The BC150 Applied Arts Project includes a Virtual Museum of artefacts that provides a glimpse of creativity, innovation and influences on BC applied arts from 1858-2008.

The BC Applied Arts History traveling exhibition showcases exampled of applied arts in British Columbia from earliest times to present. The exhibition will travel across British Columbia from March 2009 beyond 2010. 

Examples of BC Applied Arts in the Virtual Museum and the Traveling Exhibition reflect, acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of applied arts including architecture, gardens, furniture, pottery, glass, textile-clothing, jewellery, graphic-communication design, industrial design and other functional arts and crafts from across the Province.

The BC150 Applied Arts Project is an online learning tool for students across BC and others that are interested in BC Applied Arts.

Please send images and information about BC applied arts design and craft (earliest times to present). Choose Your Participation from the left-side navigation and enter your ideas to be considered for posting on this website.

These projects will, hopefully develop a broader discourse among students, scholars, collectors, museums and all interested learning about origins and qualities of functional arts, designs and crafts so central to the spirit, culture and economy of British Columbia.

In Spring of 2010 an online course tilted British Columbia Applied Arts History will be offered by Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Please visit this website regularly for updates about the Traveling Exhibiton and online course. Please forward ideas and images you may suggest to include in the Virtual Museum and Traveling Exhbiition.

Sam Carter, Curator, Collector, Educator
Emily Carr University of Art and Design


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