Objects of Encounter: Tara Mayer's Hands On Course with MoV

A recent article posted by the Faculty of Arts features Prof. Tara Mayer and her course “Objects of Encounter: Local and Global Histories of South Asia at the Museum of Vancouver”. Created with support from Museum of Vancouver (MOV) curator Viviane Gosselin, and with funding from the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology, Objects of Encounter focuses on a collection of South Asian artefacts from MoV. The collection includes textiles, religious icons carved from metal and wood, intricate beadwork, prayer beads and a wealth of other curiosities that had been transported to Vancouver in the 1930s by local travellers.

The first iteration of the course in summer 2017 gave 20 students hands-on experience in cataloguing and conservation, in addition to classes on campus to establish historical context for the objects. Students participating in the upcoming 2018 session will develop curatorial skills in collaboration with MOV curators as they design a virtual exhibition.

Read the full article and Tara’s interview here.