Collection MS 21 - Inkameep Day School Art collection

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Inkameep Day School Art collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1931-1942, 1948, 1992, 2002-2008 (Creation)
    Inkameep Day School

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Physical description

34 cm of textual records and other material

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Administrative history

Katie Lacey of Osoyoos collected some of the original Inkameep Day School artworks in the mid-1940’s and donated them to the Osoyoos Museum in 1963. More artwork was donated to the museum by unknown donors in 1967. In 2000, Leslie Plaskett, president of the Osoyoos Museum Society, brought one of the pieces of art to a meeting of provincial historians and was put in contact with Dr. Andrea Walsh, a visual anthropologist at the University of Victoria. Leslie Plaskett then facilitated a research project in collaboration with the University of Victoria (CURA), the Osoyoos Museum, and the Osoyoos Indian Band to document the band/day school history and the significance of the collection. The project resulted in a Virtual Museums of Canada website, a catalogue (Inkameep Chronicles), and an exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Subsequent tours of the Inkameep Art collection within BC were arranged by Gayle Cornish, director/curator of the Osoyoos Museum after funding was received to develop a touring collection. For further information, see MS 5, Okanagan Society for the Revival of Indian and Crafts fonds.

Custodial history

Collected by Osoyoos Museum from 1963-2009.

Scope and content

Collection consists of the textual records and other material collected by the Osoyoos Museum regarding the art produced by the Inkameep Day School. Includes correspondence, legal records, grants, sound recordings, graphic material, website, list, publication, lecture, plan, photographs, scrapbook, and clippings.

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Immediate source of acquisition


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  • English

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Osoyoos Museum Society

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created January 18, 2010

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  • English

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