Don’t give it up!” The Lives and Stories of the Mabel Stanley Collection
In 2011, the family of the late Mabel Stanley (1901 – 1979) donated her personal collection of ceremonial regalia and other First Nations items to MOA, with the understanding that the 24 objects would still be accessible to the family, and that the Museum would create an exhibition about them. Students in this year’s Museum Practice and Curatorship course (Anthropology 431/518) have taken up the challenge. Mabel Stanley was an extraordinary woman who was born into Kwakwaka’wakw nobility at Cape Mudge, attended Coqualeetza Indian Residential School in Sardis, lost her Indian status through marriage, raised nine children, and became recognized and honoured for her contributions as an advocate for Aboriginal and women’s rights.Image: University of British Columbia Archives.
Photo by the University Extension Department. UBC 1.1/16005-5.
New Works in MOA's Multiversity Galleries: "Don't give it up!" The Lives and Stories of the Mabel Stanley Collection
March 28, 2014 – Present
MOA Textile Research Room