The fonds relate primarily to research Karen Duffek conducted and exhibitions she curated or was involved in. In addition, some files relate to publications Duffek wrote. Files consist of research materials, exhibition planning and implementation, publications and articles, correspondences, and artist interviews. The fonds is arranged into the following two series:
Collection consists of projects and reports written by students in Anthropology 302, 431, 432, 433, 449, 518 and other related courses and programs. The projects and reports include information about exhibits designed and displayed at the Museum of Anthropology by the students; critiques on "current" museum exhibitions and programs; and proposal papers for student exhibit projects.
The fonds reflects Cunningham’s function as Manager, Design/Exhibits for MOA; his role in MOA facility planning and renovations; his position as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology at UBC; and involvement in other projects for MOA and external organizations. The records are arranged in the following series:
Education records (1988 - [ca. 2004])
Exhibit records (1987 - 2005)
Renovation records ([19-?] - 2014)
Miscellaneous project records (1987 - 2002)
CFI Partnership of peoples project (1990 - )
Photographs (1990 - )
The records include artists’ statements and artwork; banners; blueline prints; calligraphy; case lists; contact prints/proofs; contracts; correspondence; diagrams; exhibition catalogues; exhibition panels; exhibition proposals; exhibition text; guidelines; invitations; labels; lecture notes; loan agreements; manuals; measurements; memoranda; minutes; negatives; object lists; photographs; plans; policies; reports; syllabi; and tender drawings.
The collection consists of nine large watercolour illustrative panels commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, eight of which were commissioned for the exhibit "The Four Seasons: Food Getting in British Columbia Prehistory," which ran from April to November 1979. The other watercolour is from an unidentified exhibit or sourcebook.
The collection also contains one painting that was commissioned by the museum for a publication (Museum Note, no.12, "Ninstints: World Heritage Site"), as well as a blueprint reproduction of a related drawing. These are renderings of how the houses and poles on a beach at the Ninstints village site might have looked when they were in use. The rendering is based on George MacDonald's map.
Collection consists of the following items:
001: The Four Seasons – Spring – Interior [1979?] 002: The Four Seasons – Spring – Coast [1979?] 003: The Four Seasons – Summer – Interior [1979?] 004: The Four Seasons – Summer – Coast [1979?] 005: The Four Seasons – Autumn – Interior [1979?] 006: The Four Seasons – Autumn – Coast [1979?] 007: The Four Seasons – Winter – Interior [1979?] 008: The Four Seasons – Winter – Coast [1979?] 009: Haida six beam house 1993 010: [Ninstints village painting] 1983 011: [Ninstints village, drawing for Museum Note] 1983