Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Vancouver City Archives

June 12 1933 - current

The Vancouver City Archives is situated on Kitsilano Point, at 1150 Chestnut Street. The majority of the building is storage space, all of which is underground beneath a large lawn. The entry and reading room project out from the storage area, and have a view of False Creek and English Bay. The archives has a massive collection of information about the history of Vancouver, including a large collection of what they refer to as "documentary art" (in other words, artworks that tend to depict Vancouver and its people, buildings, boats, and other features of the time). The collection (in 2011) consisted of about 1,000 artworks by 225 different artists.

The Archives also holds exhibitions in their lobby, typically of material related to Vancouver's history.

At this point, although most of the 225 artists are already listed in BC Artists, they have not been cross-referenced to the Archives as a finding aid. The Editor wanted to start doing so, and there's only one way to do that:
     Bloomfield, Edgar
     Richards, A.N. (Mrs.)

Exhibitions

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References

THE MAN WHO SAVED VANCOUVER - MAJOR JAMES SKITT MATTHEWS
      By Daphne Sleigh, 2008, published by Heritage House, Surrey BC
      ISBN 978-1-894974-19-4, paperback, 224 pages, illustrated black & white
      Extensive biography of founding City Archivist Matthews and history of the Archives
      Includes bibliography and index.

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