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New documentary art collection

A small collection of drawings and paintings from turn of the century Vancouver has been recently catalogued at Rare Books and Special Collections. The Albert Lindgren fonds contains 37 small watercolour paintings and 9 drawings, dating from ca. 1900-1903.  The paintings and drawings mostly depict Vancouver-area waterfront views, as Lindgren was a ship captain. Archives […]

“The Golden Age of Steamship Travel” at Vancouver Maritime Museum

A lot of people do not realize that the Chung Collection has a “sister-” Drs. Chung made a donation of maritime-related material to the Vancouver Maritime Museum in addition to the collection donated to UBC. The “other” Chung Collection consists of over 3800 books and periodicals, 1400 photographs and 600 posters, including technical drawings and posters on the subjects of tourism and immigration.

From Dec. 7 – till April 1 2011 the Vancouver Maritime Musuem is exhibiting items from their Chung Collection in an exhibition titled “The Golden Age of Steamship Travel: Voyages of Immigration that Changed Canada.”  Highlights include a 1929 model of the Empress of Japan (II) (like our Empress of Asia model, also restored by Dr. Chung), a biography of the Chungs, and descriptions of the Atlantic Steamship companies and ships and the evolution of the steamship industry.

Also, a few items have been borrowed from our Chung Collection, including a set of empress dishware, a head tax certificate and a poster depicting Amor de Cosmos “throwing out” a man of Chinese descent.

Check the Vancouver Maritime Museum website for hours and admission information!