Do you have a collection of unique items? Well, we’ve got just the right event for you! In commemoration of the Whatcom Museum’s Anatomy of a Collection exhibition, we are inviting community members to show off their collections in a virtual “Show and Tell.”
The program consists of a panel presentation with three prominent collectors followed by a community show and tell. We ask you to submit an application here if you wish to present your items at this event. We are excited to see what amazing collections are hidden in our community!
About the collectors:
- Dave Smith, pulp magazines and vintage science fiction books: Dave Smith is the owner of Fantasy Illustrated, a mail-order store specializing in pulp magazines, vintage science fiction, and rare comic books.
- Toby Seim, minerals and gems: Toby Seim is the president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy. Specimens from Toby’s collection were on display at the Museum during the run of the exhibit, “What Lies Beneath: Minerals of the Pacific Northwest.”
- Tim Bruce, artwork: Tim Bruce is the director of Educational Administration at WWU’s Woodering College of Education and holds a seat on the board of trustees for the Whatcom Museum Foundation.
Registration is free but required. Participants will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom login info once they sign up.
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Featured image: Quartz (Variety is Amethyst), from King County. Photo Credit: Cory Torpin
The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.