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Darrin Morrison fonds
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1988 - 2005 (Creation)
- Darrin Morrison
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72 cm of textual records
ca. 100 photographs
4 video cassettes
2 floppy disks
1 zip disc
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Name of creator
Darrin Morrison was born on April 19, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario. From 1984 – 88 he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design. From 1991 – 1994 he was enrolled at the University of British Columbia (UBC), attending classes in Museum Studies, Conservation, and Chemistry. During the time Darrin Morrison was enrolled at UBC, he worked as a Museum Consultant, creating Emergency Contingency Plans for several local museums
From 1991 to 2005, he was employed at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC. He was originally employed as a Preventive Conservation Specialist (1991-93) and moved into the position of Project Manager in the area of Preventive Conservation and Design, before his departure. Morrison’s tasks included designing museum exhibitions and displays as well as planning and implementing preventive conservation measures for the collections. He also taught and supervised students in classes such as preventive conservation, exhibition design, museum principles and methods. Besides teaching and working at MOA, Morrison also devoted time to instructing at cultural centres and small museums.
Darrin worked as the Administrator/Curator at the West Vancouver Art Museum from 2005 until 2020. He passed away in 2023.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of material related to Morrison’s involvement with several exhibits at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, as well as his work planning and implementing preventative conservation measures, and his work design the Museum Research Centre. The fonds consists of one series of Exhibitions with sub-series corresponding to separate exhibits. Another series consists of information on a book on textiles and costumes. The last series consists of information about building projects that Morrison was involved with. Material consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, exhibit catalogs, poster and invitation proofs, budgets, slides, copy and 35 mm negatives, floppy disks, project descriptions, postcards, video cassettes and artist histories.
The fonds is arranged in the following series:
- Textiles and Costume
- Building Projects
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to archives by creator. In October 2002, AC# 2002-54 was transferred to the archives. In September of 2005 AC# 2005-03 was transferred to the archives.
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No limits on access.
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If quoting from the material, please reference the creator.
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No further accruals are expected.
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Created by Erin Coulter, January 2003
Updated by Cara Valli, April 2010
Updated December 2, 2015