HIBULB CULTURAL CENTER AND NATURAL HISTORY PRESERVE
We are excited to announce that immediately following the “Poles, Posts and Canoes” conference we are planning a three day workshop on the care and maintenance of totem poles. This hands-on event will explore both traditional and museum-based approaches to the upkeep of these objects and is aimed at individuals directly involved in the preservation of totem poles. The workshop, hosted by the Hibulb Cultural Center and led by a team of experienced conservators and carvers, will build on the success of previous workshops hosted by First Nation communities in Canada and held in March 2008 in Skidegate, then in October 2009 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, hosted by the U’Mista Cultural Society and again in October 2010 in Kitselas British Columbia, hosted by the Kitselas Band Council and presented in co-operation with the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art.
Due to the hands-on and practical nature of this event, the number of attendees will be limited. Details of the workshop are still being worked out and should be available by January 21st, 2014, when registration for the “Poles, Posts and Canoes” conference opens.
For more information, see: www.hibulbculturalcenter.org/Events/Symposium/