Alex Busby fonds

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Alex Busby fonds

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2008-052

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  • [199-]-1993 (Creation)
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    Busby, Alex, 1960-

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  • 31 audio reels
  • 6 audio cassettes
  • 1 folder of textual records

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(1960-)

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Alex Busby was born on 10 April 1960. He was educated at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Cooper Union in New York and at the Banff Arts Centre. He began working in film making in 1988 with the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-operative. He has also worked with the National Film Board. He has worked in a number of roles in production and post-production as both a film director and producer. He was responsible for the Genie nominated production 'Folk Art Found Me' in 1993. This short documentary won twelve awards in North America after its release.

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Fonds consists of sound recordings on Nova Scotia folk art which led to the Genie nominated film production Folk Art Found Me in 1993. Includes interviews with both curators and artists in the folk art and art gallery communities in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in North America.

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An acid strip test was conducted on the contents of this fonds in January 2009.

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Donated by Alex Busby in 2008.

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