A news release announces:
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) has partnered with one of Canada’s largest independent publishers, Douglas & McIntyre (D&M) in the creation of a book series focusing on Northwest Coast art and culture. This project is part of the MOA’s larger expansion and renewal plan. According to D&M publisher Scott McIntyre, partnering with the MOA made sense, given the mutual interest in BC culture and native communities.
Two books will start off the series, Solitary Raven: The Essential Writings of Bill Reid with introduction by Robert Bringhurst, and Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast by Ian M Thom. These debut titles will be available in the MOA bookstore and traditional book retailers.
The partnership will also sponsor an annual lecture series with the same focus on Northwest Coast art and culture, and will produce additional books tied to that theme. A full-colour volume entitled The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, edited by Carol E Mayer and Anthony Shelton, kicks-off this additional series and will be published in January 2010. Future titles are still being planned.