Facilitating creative production in museum spaces

by Amina Chergui

Museums have persistent, complicated identities as collecting institutions, places for the display of others’ creations. But in our galleries lies inspiration for creativity itself. This playlist will showcase the masterpieces produced within the museum’s walls by our summer camp participants, in tandem with the Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC exhibit.


Camp Gold Rush #1 – Spadefoot Toad PSA
With iPad in hand, participants in our second week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by Nils, Natasha, Chelsea, AJ, Rowan, Briar, Rowen, Bridget, and Meaghan.

Camp Gold Rush #1 – Leopard Frog PSA
With iPad in hand, participants in our first week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by  Sebastian, Soren, Karah, Max, Lily, Jared, and Amina.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Natasha
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the first round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Madoc
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the first round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Max
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the first round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Seb, Nils, Rowen, Jared
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the first round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Camp Gold Rush #2 – Western Meadowlark PSA #1
With iPad in hand, participants in our second week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by Gemma, Sahara, Malvina, Simon, Isabella, Fergal, Emlyn, and Amina.

Camp Gold Rush #2 – Western Meadowlark PSA #2
With iPad in hand, participants in our second week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by MJ, Oscar, Tyler, Lyra, Ixchel, Sebastian, Jason, and Wren.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Ixchel
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Lyra
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Charlotte
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Sebastian (and Jason)
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Simon
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Ari
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Oscar
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the second round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Camp Gold Rush #3 – Leopard Frog PSA
With iPad in hand, participants in our third week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by Jacques, Natalie, Rowan, Connor, Noah, Frances, Taryn and Amina.

Gold Rush Crafts – Vance
Campers design their very own gold coins, using clay, paint and glitter. Their creative productions are always unique, thoughtful... and messy!

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Jacques
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the third round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Sam
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the third round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Taryn
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the third round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Karah
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the third round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Eva
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the third round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Peter
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the third round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Camp Gold Rush #4 – Western Bumblebee PSA
With iPad in hand, participants in our fourth week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by Olivia, Trinity, Ella, Colin, Liam, Nicolas, Tim, and Amina.

Gold Rush Crafts
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Modeled after historic places such as Barkerville, campers create their own "gold rush town" maps, designed to attract both gold rush miners and imaginative children alike. 

Gold Rush Crafts – Ella
Campers design their very own gold coins, using clay, paint and glitter. Their creative productions are always unique, thoughtful... and messy!

Gold Rush Crafts – Corbin
Campers design their very own gold coins, using clay, paint and glitter. Their creative productions are always unique, thoughtful... and messy!

Gold Rush Crafts
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Campers design their very own gold coins, using clay, paint and glitter. Their creative productions are always unique, thoughtful... and messy!

Gold Rush Crafts – Olivia
Campers design their very own gold coins, using clay, paint and glitter. Their creative productions are always unique, thoughtful... and messy!

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Taralyn
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fourth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Jack, Wyatt and Sebastian
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fourth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Image taken inside of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Liam
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fourth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Trinity
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fourth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Jack
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fourth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Camp Gold Rush #5 – Olympia Oyster PSA
With iPad in hand, participants in our fifth and final week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by Duncan, Tristan, Lizzie, Anwen, Nicolas, Will, Ben, Bea, Annabel, and Amina.

Camp Gold Rush #5 – Leopard Frog PSA
With iPad in hand, participants in our fifth and final week of Camp Gold Rush create public service announcements (PSAs) to spread awareness of some of British Columbia's species at risk. Created by Alex, Emilia, Hazel, Lenni, Harper, and Asa.

Gold Rush Crafts – Emilia
Using felt pens, paper, scissors and glue, campers create 2D and 3D Minecraft-themed models of themselves as Gold Rush-era characters - from miners to Hurdy Gurdy Girls to camels!

Gold Rush Crafts – Annabel
Using felt pens, paper, scissors and glue, campers create 2D and 3D Minecraft-themed models of themselves as Gold Rush-era characters - from miners to Hurdy Gurdy Girls to camels!

Gold Rush Crafts – Sidney
Using felt pens, paper, scissors and glue, campers create 2D and 3D Minecraft-themed models of themselves as Gold Rush-era characters - from miners to Hurdy Gurdy Girls to camels!

Gold Rush Theatrics – Asa
Camp Gold Rush participants develop and perform their very own Gold Rush-themed skits, depicting a range of activities, such as striking it rich, dancing with the Hurdy Gurdies, and visiting historic Barkerville.

Gold Rush Theatrics – Harrison
Camp Gold Rush participants develop and perform their very own Gold Rush-themed skits, depicting a range of activities, such as striking it rich, dancing with the Hurdy Gurdies, and visiting historic Barkerville.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography –
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Harrison and Charles
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Alex
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Lizzie
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Asa
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Ben
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

Re-enacting Gold Rush Photography – Nicolas
Inspired by the works of late 19th-century photographers such as Hannah Maynard and Frederick Dally, the fifth round of Camp Gold Rush participants don "old-fashioned" costumes, and replicate the styles and mannerisms of gold rush photography, particularly the stoic facial expressions and rigid postures. Images taken in front of Helmcken House.

BC’s Gold Rush
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In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, setting off a dramatic migration of people and propelling this once remote region of western North American into the modern age. What can you discover about BC's gold rush?
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