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Button Doll by Lisa Hunter

Submitted by on August 14, 2008 – 12:48 pm

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 1.4Mb

About : This eBook is one component of the Community Story Telling Project of the Dundas Museum and Archives, a series of initiatives which offer opportunities for sharing memories, ideas and stories. The eBook was developed by Lisa Hunter during a residency with Proboscis in July/August 2008, and focuses on a unique and popular object in the collection of the Dundas Museum and Archives, the Button Doll. This unusual object was created between 1929 and 1932 by Emma Lewis of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and was donated to the museum in 1964. This eBook invites museum visitors to look carefully at the doll, and share their reflections and observations about it.  A series of eBooks focusing on a variety of objects in the collection of the museum will be produced using this format. 

Published August 2008

Lisa Hunter is Collections Manager at the Dundas Museum and Archives, a community history museum in Dundas, Ontario, Canada.  In addition to caring for a large social history collection, she develops exhibitions and related community outreach projects.  She has worked in a variety of roles in museums and galleries across Canada, and holds a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto.

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Tags: collecting, curating, Dundas, history, Lisa Hunter, memory, public engagement

2 comments - Latest by:
  • l wilson
    hi, my friend and i are trying to revive button doll making and have recently hand written a book which ...
    Comment posted on 5-3-2009 at 21:03
  • Deb
    great site!! definitely worth bookmarking
    Comment posted on 1-15-2009 at 21:49

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