Programme of the Colloquium

1981 Atlantic Canada Institute Colloquium Interiors:

Cultural Patterns in the Atlantic Canadian Home


Hotel Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
September 25-27, 1981
All sessions held in the Fort William Room
Friday, September 25
8:00 - 11:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30 Official Welcome Dr. Leslie R. Harris, President Memorial University of Newfoundland
9:30 - 10:15
Session 1: Keynote Address
Introduction and Greetings from the Atlantic Canada Institute Kenneth MacKinnon, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Furniture and the Atlantic Canada Condition
Donald B. Webster, Royal Ontario Museum
10:30 - 12:15
Session 2: Traditional Furniture of Atlantic Canada
The Record of a County
Sheila Stevenson, Nova Scotia Museum
Traditionally Made Furniture of the Newfoundland Outport Home
Walter Peddle, Newfoundland Museum
Folk Influence in Nova Scotia Interiors: The Lunenburg County Example
Tom Lackey, Halifax, Nova Scotia
David G. Orr, National Park Service, Delaware, U.S.A.
2:00 - 3:00
Session 3: The Uses of Domestic Interiors I
Family Life and Living Conditions at Louisbourg
Ken Donovan, Parks Canada, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
Barracks Life in the Nineteenth Century
Carol M. Whitfield, Parks Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia
3:15 - 5:30
Session 4: Collectors, Dealers, Museums: Private Initiative/ Public Responsibility — A Round Table Discussion
Chair: Gregg Finley, New Brunswick Museum
Barbara Riley, National Museum of Man Neil V. Rosenberg, Memorial University Donald Webster, Royal Ontario Museum Marian Bradshaw, Canadian Collector
6:30 - 7:30 Reception at the Newfoundland Museum, sponsored by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Welcome by the Honourable Hal Andrews, Minister of Culture, Recreation and Youth
Saturday, September 26
9:30 - 10:45
Session 5: The Traditional Newfoundland House
A Survey of the Technology for Cooking and Heating in the Newfoundland House
Shane O'Dea, Memorial University of Newfoundland
A Woman's Touch: Domestic Arrangements in the Newfoundland Home
Linda Dale, Newfoundland Museum
David Mills, Newfoundland Museum
11:00 - 12:45
Session 6: Cabinet-makers of Atlantic Canada
Cabinet-makers of Halifax, 1837-1875: Apprenticeships
Marie Elwood, Nova Scotia Museum
Cabinet-Making in Prince Edward Island
Irene Rogers, P.E.I. Heritage Foundation
Thomas Nisbet, Saint John Cabinet-Maker: A Reappraisal of His Life and Work
T. G. Dilworth, University of New Brunswick
Peter Rider, National Museum of Man
2:00 - 9:00 Guided Tour of Historic Communities
Visit to Fishermen's Museum, Hibbs Cove Newfoundland Style Dinner at a Local Hall
The Traditional Uses of Alcohol in Newfoundland Interiors
Paul O'Neill
Sunday, September 27
9:30 - 10:45
Session 7: Design and Decoration
Decorated Walls and Ceilings in Nova Scotia
Cora Greenaway, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Room Decorating and Furnishing in New Brunswick 1800-1850
Charles Foss, Saint John, New Brunswick
Catherine Hennessey, P.E.I. Heritage Foundation
11:00 - 12:15
Session 8: The Uses of Domestic Interiors II
"Times" in Newfoundland Traditional Culture
Wilfred W. Wareham, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sacred and Profane Space: Ritual Interaction and Process in the Newfoundland House Wake
Gary R. Butler, Memorial University of Newfoundland Commentary Cyril Byrne, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1:30 - 3:00
Session 9: An Overview and Resume of the Conference
"Interior Motives": Rooms, Objects, and Meaning in Atlantic Canada Homes
Gerald L. Pocius, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Victoria Dickenson, Newfoundland Museum George Kapelos, Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada