Museum of Anthropology landscape restoration, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1992-1997)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

Museum of Anthropology landscape restoration, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1992-1997)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.17 l.m. of textual records
    716 photographic material
    65 drawings (including 47 reprographic copies)
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the restoration of grounds at the Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Columbia. Orberlander worked on this project in 1997 with architect Arthur Erickson. This project was undertaken in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, held at the museum in the same year, to restore and improve conditions of the original landscape plan designed by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander between 1975 and 1977.

The project series includes sketches, design development drawings, including site plans with Oberlander's annotations of the restoration to be done, grading plans, and landscape plans showing existing conditions, presentation drawings of the proposed improvements, and reference working drawings. The project is also documented through photographic material, including photographs of the landscaping before the improvement work and and photographs of the landscaping and the museum. The project series also comprises textual records, such as a proposal, concept notes by Oberlander, correspondence, including correspondence with clients, consultants and contractors, meetings notes, and specifications.
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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Related units of description:
  • For more material related to Oberlander's first project for the Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Columbia, see project series AP075.S1.1975.PR01. For material related to a later restoration of the Museum of Anthropologie landscape, see also AP075.S1.2004.PR02.

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