Museum of Anthropology

6393 North West Marine Drive
Original construction 1973-1976; Koerner Gallery 1990; additional expansion/renovation to be completed by 2009.
1976 Arthur Erickson Architects; 1990 Authur Erickson; 2007-09 Arthur Erickson and Stantec Architecture.
1976 $4.3 million; 1990 N/A; 2007-09 $52 million.
Sources of funds:
1976: $2.5 million grant from Federal government as part of $10 million to mark the centennial of B.C. entry in Confederation, $1.5 million from UBC plus matching funds to complete installations and organize the academic components of the Museum; $300,000 from National Museum of Canada; 2007-09: Canada Foundation for Innovation and British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, commitments from The University of British Columbia, UBC Faculty of Arts, and the Museum itself, donations.
2009: Audain Foundation made a $2.5 million dollar donation.
Architectural features:
This building utilizes the usage of reinforced concrete and glass. Under the influence of North West Coast Native Indian buildings, this building is made up of massive concrete posts and beams. The latest expansion and renovations will take the existing building space of 7,423 sq. metres (79,900 sq ft) and increase it by 3883 sq. metres (41,800 sq ft), plus a further 4032 sq. metres (43,400 sq ft) of the current Museum building will undergo full renovation.
Name History:
It was previously referred as the Museum of Man.
In 2009, the gallery was named after Michael Audain, LL.D, UBC Alumnus. Audain, an Order of British Columbia recipient, is a trustee of the National Gallery of Canada and chairs the Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation, the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the B.C. Arts Renaissance Fund.
Its site is the previous location for Fort Camp Residence. It is now an attraction point for tourists and display UBC's extensive collection of West Coast Indian historical and other tribal artifacts. Walter and Marianne Koerner Collection of tribal arts donated to the museum, was considered as the one of the outstanding tribal collections in North America. The Koerner Gallery accommodates Walter and Marianna Koerner's masterpiece collection of West Coast Indian Art.
Construction Type:
concrete and glass
Ceremonies Office; Fine Arts Pamphlet Files; UBC Buildings(Campus Planning); Museum of Anthropology website; UBC Public Affairs.

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