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
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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