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Sourcebooks are produced by MOA staff, students, volunteers, visiting scholars, and community members to reflect their research and personal interests. Each sourcebook focuses on an object, artist, or area of cultural significance, and serves as an important introduction to the work of the Museum and its community partners. Accompanied by text, images, and useful references, these books are invaluable resources for the classroom and the casual reader alike.

The Honour of One is the Honour of All

This sourcebook, produced by the UBC First Nations House of Learning, is a tribute to those Indigenous individuals who have received an honorary degree from UBC Vancouver for their substantial contributions to society at the provincial, national and/or international levels.

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Claiming Space

This is the sourcebook for the exhibition Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth. Check out original work by over 28 young, urban Aboriginal artists ages 15-25, from across Canada, the United States, Norway and New Zealand.

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Mary Anne Barkhouse

This sourcebook is about the life and selected works of Kwakwaka’wakw artist Mary Anne Barkhouse.

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A Piece of Me

This sourcebook explores the diverse ways that personal identity and transformation are expressed by urban Aboriginal youth.

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The Raven and The First Men

Bill Reid’s monumental sculpture, The Raven and the First Men, began as a miniature boxwood carving inspired by the works of 19th-century Haida carver Charles Edenshaw.

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We Are The Wuikinuxv Nation

This sourcebook gives you a glimpse of the people of the Wuikinuxv Nation through historical Wuikinuxv artwork, archival photographs, contemporary perspectives and photographs.

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Mehodihi: Well Known Traditions of Tahltan People

This sourcebook grew out of the exhibit Mehodihi: Well-Known Traditions of Tahltan People, “Our Great Ancestors Lived That Way” which opened on October 18, 2003 at the Museum of Anthropology.

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Musqueam Weavers

This sourcebook grew out of the “Weavers at Musqueam” digital module in the exhibit Gathering Strength: New Generations in Northwest Coast Art. It celebrates the work of 18 Musqueam weavers, who eloquently share why weaving is important to them, their families and their community.

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Museum Notes

Museum Notes are produced by MOA staff and artists to accompany a particular exhibition or installation. Each Museum Note expands on the information provided to visitors in the exhibition, shining a light on individual works, processes, and artists. They provide supplementary content for museum visitors and serve as a documentation of research.

Shame and Prejudice

Produced to accompany the exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience by Cree artist Kent Monkman, this booklet tells a history of Canada from the perspective of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, Kent Monkman’s alter ego. Includes Cree, English and French versions of the text.

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Playing With Fire

Explore the work of eleven BC-based artists who demonstrate clay’s infinite possibilities. This catalogue includes artist biographies, key insights, and stunning photographs to accompany all of the boundary-pushing pieces from the exhibition Playing With Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary.

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Shadows, Strings and Other Things

Read the biographies, reflections and words of contemporary puppet makers and puppeteers whose artistic works and practices were commissioned, borrowed, or acquired for the exhibition Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets.

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In Her Words

This publication presents each of the artists from the exhibition Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia as she reflects on her work. Close-ups of the artists’ paintings offer a glimpse a glimpse of the intimacy between each woman and her practice.

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Layers of Influence

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures. Over 130 textiles from the Museum’s worldwide collection were unfolded to explore how cloth communicates power, prestige, pride, and protection.

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(In)visible / ()

Discover seven contemporary Taiwanese artists from the exhibition (In)visible / 形(無)形: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art / 台灣當代藝術的靈性世界, whose work expresses and visualizes religious beliefs, myths and the spiritual world with modern sensitivities.

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Peter Morin’s Museum

Peter Morin’s Museum is an idea in practice—and how to physically represent the structures that support the idea. This catalogue provides key stories, performance documentation, and notes from the exhibition of the same name.

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MOA Magazines

MOA Magazine is MOA’s twice-annual print publication for MOA Members. Rich with stories from behind-the-scenes and deep-in-the-recesses of the museum, MOA Magazine features in-depth profiles of objects and artists, and special projects from different museum departments.