2017 Mar 8 – Guided Tour – MOA Exhibit – “Layers of Influence”

December 22, 2016

RSVP Feb 22 to cabarr@shaw.ca  (click to link)

UPDATE – Feb 18, 2017  

GVWSG is organizing a visit to the MOA on

Wed March 8, at 10:00 am.

We will have a guided tour of the textile exhibit, with curator Jennifer Kramer.

** If you would like to attend please send an email by W Feb 22, to Cathie Barr.

For a group tour, the MOA requires that the entrance fee (plus curator fee) be paid in one installment, so we must have your payment in advance.  The fee for the curator is $210 and limited to 30 people …. which is $7 each.

Admission Fees:  Adults $25  /  Seniors $23  / MOA members $7  /  PLUS $7 curator fee

Please pay ASAP.

Irene Weisner and Cathie Barr will collect this money.  If you pay by cheque please mail payment, payable to “Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild”, to Cathie Barr, 3370 W. 23rd Ave, Vancouver V6S 1K3.


UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) houses over 40,000 ethnographic objects from almost every part of the world, including the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and …


Museum of Anthropology at UBC | Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures 

From birth to death, humans are wrapped in cloth worn for survival, but more importantly, wear clothing as an external expression of their spiritual belief system, social status and political identity. This stunning exhibition will explore clothing’s inherent evidence of human ingenuity, creativity and skill, drawing from MOA’s textile collection — the largest collection in Western Canada — to display a global range of materials, production techniques and adornments across different cultures and time frames.

Curated by Dr. Jennifer Kramer (MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest), Layers of Influence will entrance MOA visitors with large swaths of intricate textiles often worn to enhance the wearer’s prestige, power and spiritual connection, including Japanese kimonos, Indian saris, Indonesian sarongs, West African adinkra, adire and kente cloth, South Pacific barkcloth, Chinese Qing dynasty robes, Indigenous Northwest coast blankets, Maori feather cloaks and more.

A sumptuous feast for the eyes, the exhibition is an aesthetic and affective examination of humanity’s multifaceted and complex history with cloth and its ability to amplify the social, political and spiritual influence of the wearer as a functional expression of self-identity.

Curator:  Jennifer Kramer

Exhibit:  November 17, 2016 – April 9, 2017


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