Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Vancouver's Famed, And Superbly Sited, Museum Of Anthropology To Begin "Renewal Project"

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- "A $47.3 million addition that will add more than 50 percent to the exhibit space has been announced at the Museum of Anthropology, which features one of the world's largest collections of totem poles.

Work on the 48,800-square-foot ''Renewal Project'' at the museum on the University of British Columbia campus was set to begin Tuesday and should be completed by 2009, university President Martha C. Piper and museum Director Anthony Shelton said....

The museum commands a sweeping view of the water and mountains and contains 535,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects, many from the northwest coast of British Columbia but others from elsewhere in the Americas, and from Asia, Africa and Europe.

It is the largest teaching museum in Canada."

Associated Press "Famed Anthropology Museum Expanding" June 6, 2006


Vancouver Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.


Of the Museum's 6,000 British Columbia 'First Nations' artifacts, 800 are from Kwakwaka'wakw Nation artists and artisians.

First Nations Collections:


Photo credit: About Canada for Visitors. With thanks.



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