Upcoming Events

Double Exposure | Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan

Attend the Symposium
March 24, 12-4 p.m. | Lillooet room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Take a rare glimpse into Japan in the 1890s-1920s through the photographs taken by a Canadian missionary, John Cooper Robinson. We can only begin to understand Cooper Robinson’s photographs by overlaying both Canadian and Japanese historical contexts and perspectives. Join our symposium led by art historians and historians who specialize in Japan and Canada, to explore ways in which the Cooper Robinson photographs can be used and made relevant for future research and teaching. Read more

Visit the Exhibit
March 13-May 31 | Asian Centre & Rare Books &  Special Collections
John Cooper Robinson was an Anglican missionary who lived and worked in Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era. Read more

Traces of Words: Asian Materials from the UBC Library Collections

A satellite exhibit for Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia at MOA from May to October
May 1-31 | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre level 2 foyer





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