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Side-Lacing Adelaide

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Article by Elizabeth Semmelhack

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ne day in the summer of 2004, the Bata Shoe Museum received a phone call from Peaks Island, Maine. The woman calling was organizing a benefit for a local historic site and needed assistance in assessing an unusual pair of boots that had...
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Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005

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Article by Chloë Catán

Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005
Eds. Sandra Alfoldy and Janice Helland
Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7546-5706-4 US $99.95

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he collected essays in Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005 make a pioneering contribution to the field of “crafted space,” a term used to...
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Gilles Beaugrand, De Ferronnier à Orfèvre

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Article by Paul Bourassa

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illes Beaugrand (Montréal, 1906 – Laval, 2005) est diplômé de l’École des beaux-arts de Montréal, en 1928. Boursier de la Province, il étudie la ferronnerie d’art durant trois ans en France. Il passe la première année à l’atelier d’Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) qui comportait...
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A Canadian Cigar Box Sampler

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Article by Sheldon Posen

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n 1893, six men from Zorra Township in south-western Ontario, veterans of the region’s famed Highland Games, beat all comers at the Chicago World’s Fair and went home with the cup. In proud commemoration, the local Woodstock Cigar Manufacturing Company created a new...
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Tiger Maple Lamp Table

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Article by Su Murdoch

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spend much of my time evaluating heritage buildings. Some are exquisite in their design and craftsmanship; others prove that bad taste has been with us for centuries. At the end of each day, it is my good fortune to be able to...
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Acquisition

Viceregal Uniform

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Article by Dr. Lorne F. Hammond

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n 2007, at the end of her term of office, Her Honour Iona Campagnolo, the first woman to hold the office of Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, made a spectacular gift to the Royal British Columbia Museum.
Upon taking office Her Honour...
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Ross Morrow’s Interactive Works In Silver

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Article by Ornamentvm

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n the following pages, Ornamentvm converses with Canadian silversmith Ross Morrow, whose work combines meticulous traditional techniques of metalsmithing with innovative and whimsical design. Classically trained in Ireland, he has won several awards, including “Best Hollowware” (2002) and “Best Design” (2000) from the Metal...
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