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2007 News

Exploring Techniques

It is with pleasure that Queen’s University Archives (QUA) announces that Margaret Bignell, Conservator on staff, will be guest-curating ‘Exploring Techniques’, as part of a series of exhibitions and sales entitled, Nan’s Legacy, organized by the Estate of Nan Yeomans to transfer the values in the Estate's art holdings to an endowment for artists with the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston. Opening on 18 September, at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, and running until 28 October 2007, this exhibit will highlight many of the techniques Nan explored during the course of becoming one of the premier print makers in Kingston and region. QUA is very pleased indeed to be able to collaborate with the wider Kingston community in show casing the work of Nan Yeomans. We are also very excited to announce that QUA is currently involved in discussions with the Estate of Nan Yeomans and the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston to acquire the personal papers of Nan Yeomans, thereby enhancing considerably its already rich and diverse holdings documenting Kingston’s local artistic scene.

Free Queen's - Magical History Tour

Queen's University Archives is proud to coordinate the 2007 fall course for Free Queen's entitled The Magical History Tour: A Social History of Kingston.

Topics and speakers:

Kingston "Snapshot of History":

your memories.

September 17th, 2007 Offered by Archives Staff
Building on the Past September 24th, 2007 Offered by Dr. Brian Osborne.

Industry and Trade in Kingston:

the architectural evidence.

October 1st, 2007

Offered by Gillian Barlow,

Craig Sims & Anthony Barlow

History of Healthcare in Kingston October 22nd, 2007

Offered by Marjorie Bousfield and Paul Robertson from the Museum of Healthcare, Kingston General Hospital.

Isabel McLaughlin Exhibit

Queen's University Archives is pleased to announce that Heather Home, Public Services Archivist, will be guest-curating an exhibition that highlights one of the Archives recent acquisitions, Isabel McLaughlin (1903-2002): Painter, Patron, Philanthropist, running 9 July - 30 September 2007 in the Samuel J. Zacks Gallery at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. We are excited to be able to collaborate once again with the Art Centre in showcasing one of the many treasures of Queen's University.

New Staff Appointments

It is with great pleasure that Paul Banfield, University Archivist, announces the appointments of Ms. Deirdre Bryden to the position of Archivist (University Records), and Ms. Shan Jin, to the position of Records Analyst at Queen's University Archives.

Ms. Bryden joins the Archives team from the World Bank Group Archives in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for supervising the various functions and activities surrounding the audio-visual collection. Prior to her appointment "south of the border", Deirdre was the Archivist for the St. Joseph Region Archives, here in Kingston. Deirdre Bryden has a B.A. (Hons. - Archaeology and Classical Studies) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Ms. Jin will be joining the Archives team from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works in Halifax, a position which saw her responsible for implementing departmental records management policies, and procedures, and for staff training. Before moving to the Maritimes, Shan was employed as a Records Analyst/Archivist for the City of Thunder Bay Archives and Records Centre. Shan Jin has a B.A. (Major in Library Science) from Nanjing University, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University.

Both bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to their respective positions, and as such, Queen's University Archives, and the University in general will benefit greatly from their decision to accept their respective offers of appointment.

Ms. Bryden and Ms. Jin will be taking up their duties and responsibilities in Kathleen Ryan Hall, on Monday, 15 January 2007.

Please join the QUA staff in welcoming Deirdre and Shan to the Archives and to Queen's University.