If you like UBC Library Vault (www.ubcvault.ca) and its exceptional images, then you’ll be thrilled to hear about the launch of Canvas Treasures. The UBC Library Development Office is offering the Vault’s images in large formats, using archival-quality inks that are printed on premium canvas. The images are taken from UBC Library’s rare books, archives and special collections, and are accompanied by descriptions highlighting their distinct features. More information can be found at http://www.ubcvault.ca/canvastreasures/.

You are invited to join us for an upcoming event to celebrate the launch of the Canvas Treasures project. The gathering will be introduced by Ingrid Parent, UBC’s new University Librarian. The keynote speaker is Dr. Evan Kreider, a former Professor at UBC’s School of Music and a specialist in Spanish Chant Manuscripts, who will talk about a dazzling manuscript housed by UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. This gem features 208 pages of liturgical music, compiled by the Catholic Church and published between 1575 and 1625. Some of the lyrics are said to have come from famous poets. UBC Library is home to the first digitized copy of this exquisite work – more information can be found at http://ubcvault.ca/catalog/detail.php?image_id=377.


A reception and accompanying music will give attendees a chance to socialize and network with alumni and members of the UBC community. All canvases featured during the event will also be displayed for two weeks in the gallery space on the second floor of the Barber Centre and available for public viewing. They will be for sale as well.  Proceeds support the growth and care of UBC Library’s collections.

Make sure to join us on Thursday, September 3 for the launch of the Canvas Treasures project. The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lillooet Room on level three of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, located at 1961 East Mall on the UBC Vancouver campus.

Please RSVP to library.development@ubc.ca or Ivy Chong, UBC Library Development Office, at 604-827-3402.





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