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Transcontinental Perspectives - Apr 2005

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Transcontinental Perspectives: ARLIS/NA in the Canadian Rockies. Promotional presentation for the 34th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America, May 5-9, 2006. Banff, Alberta, Canada. Program Co-Chairs Jill Patrick, Ontario College of Art & Design and Marilyn Nasserden, University of Calgary.

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Transcontinental Perspectives - Apr 2005

  1. 1. 1 AdaptedfromaposterbyJamesCrockartinCanadianPacificRailwayArchivesA6189 ARLIS/NA 34th Annual Conference 5-9 May 2006 Banff, Alberta
  2. 2. 2Courtesy Open-Site Houston Banff
  3. 3. 3 Calgary - Banff Banff: ~ 80 miles from the Calgary International Airport.
  4. 4. 4 Chinook Arch
  5. 5. 5 Calgary
  6. 6. 6 Old City Hall New Municipal Building Calgary
  7. 7. 7 Calgary Restored Doll Block, Stephen Ave.
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  9. 9. 9  There is evidence of human occupation in the Bow Valley from as early as 11,000 BC.  Cree, Kootenay, Stoney, and Plains Blackfoot have lived here for centuries. Banff – The Early Years
  10. 10. 10 Banff – The Early Days The year was 1883…  Canada’s first transcontinental railroad accelerated western expansion.  Railway workers discovered some hot springs above what is now the Town of Banff.  Tourism potential recognized  In 1885, designated as Canada’s first national park. Banff – The Early Years
  11. 11. 11 Banff – The Early Years
  12. 12. 12 Banff – The Early Days Banff – The Early Years  Banff has long been a source of inspiration for artists of all disciplines.  Group of Seven members and many local artists recorded the spectacular scenery
  13. 13. 13 Cathedral Peak and Lake O’Hara, 1927 J.E.H. MacDonald
  14. 14. 14 Mount Lefroy, 1930 Lawren Harris
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  16. 16. 16 Banff Today
  17. 17. 17 Banff Today
  18. 18. 18 The Banff Centre  Began in 1933  Presents events year-round in: • visual arts • music • dance • opera • theatre • films and • lectures. Attractions
  19. 19. 19 Walter Phillips Gallery  Known for a contemporary art program  Maintains a permanent collection and organizes nine shows of art, video screenings, lectures and performances every year Attractions
  20. 20. 20 The Whyte Museum Attractions
  21. 21. 21 Attractions Buffalo Nations (Luxton) Museum
  22. 22. 22 Attractions The Cave and Basin
  23. 23. 23 Attractions Banff Park Museum
  24. 24. 24 Visitors are transported to an elevation of 7,486 feet above sea level. Attractions Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  25. 25. 25 Wildlife
  26. 26. 26 The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Castle in the Rockies Photograph courtesy of Twelve-Foot Hedgehog Productions
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  30. 30. 30 Conference Centre
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  34. 34. 34 Programming  Our conference theme is “Transcontinental Perspectives: ARLIS/NA in the Canadian Rockies”  Guidelines for program submissions can be found on the conference website: http://www.arliscanada.ca/banff2006  The deadline for program submissions is May 14th .  Our programming team – led by Marilyn Nasserden and Jill Patrick – is eager to develop a highly relevant and comprehensive program for this conference.
  35. 35. 35 Banff Conference Website  James Rout, our conference webmaster, is pleased to announce that the Banff Conference Website is now on-line: http://www.arliscanada.ca/banff2006  If you have not yet obtained a Houston conference evaluation form, they can be downloaded directly from the Houston Conference Website at: http://www.arlis- txmx.org/arlisna2005/evaluation.php Houston Conference Evaluation
  36. 36. 36 Photographs in this presentation used courtesy of:  James Rout  Kathy Zimon  The Banff Centre  The Banff Cave and Basin  Canadian Pacific Archives  The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel  Jonathan Ley  The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies  Douglas Leighton  The Banff-Lake Louise Tourism Bureau  Sulphur Mountain Gondola  The Luxton Museum  Banff Park Museum  David and Shannon Berns  Calgary Downtown Association  City of Calgary  Twelve-Foot Hedgehog Productions
  37. 37. 37 ARLIS/NA 34th Annual Conference 5-9 May 2006 Banff, Alberta

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