The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre (PCHC) is offering an exclusive event–a guided tour of UBC’s Chung Collection with the collector himself Dr. Wallace Chung–for active Volunteers and Members!

If you are an active volunteer or member and haven’t received an email invite, please update your contact with Eleanor at pchcmom.intern@gmail.com. Pre-register soon, as spots are limited!

Date and Time: Friday, August 26, 2016 (10:30am-12:00pm)

Meeting Spot: Outside Rare Books and Special Collections Department (bottom floor of Irving K Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC)
Pre-Registration and inquiries: pchcmom.intern@gmail.comCome join PCHC-MoM for a tour of UBC’s treasured Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, guided by Dr. Wallace Chung, the collector himself. The Chung Collection, housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections department in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is a beautiful and extensive research collection made up of more than 25, 000 rare and unique items relating to Chinese-Canadian history. The collection includes documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware, and more, and is a window into the lives of early Chinese-Canadian migrants. Come listen to Dr. Chung recount stories about these items and learn more about the details and anecdotes behind his extensive collection.

As the collection contains many precious and historically significant items, bags are not permitted inside. Please expect to have your bags and belongings put aside in lockers before entering the room. If you are taking notes, please use pencil only, as accidental ink marks can ruin artefacts. Thanks for your consideration!

Mexiquense Popular ArtFrom September 1-30, the Mexiquense Popular Art exhibit will be on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on level 2.

The Mexiquenses Artisans are renowned as popular artists of profound sensibility and creativity that, despite the passing of time and external influences, have kept in their products the distinctive characteristics and cosmology of the five ethnic groups of the state: Matlazincas, Mazahuas, Otomíes, Nahuas y Tlahuicas.


It is a cultural heritage that includes a significant number of pieces which strive to preserve and spread mexiquenses culture.  The artisans are distributed over 80 percent of the state territory, using materials offered by the nature of the region to produce unique pieces that cover the essential craft derivations.

This exhibit at IKBLC is in partnership with, Mexico Fest a celebration of the anniversary of Mexico’s Independence and has become the most important festival dedicated to Mexico in British Columbia.

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This year’s programming includes events by the Mexican Tourism Board in Vancouver, the Mexican Community in Vancouver Services Society, the Network of Mexican Talent in BC, the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, and numerous sponsors, making it a truly community-based and government effort to showcase Mexican music, traditions, spectacular tourism destinations to BC.

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