Fonds 108 - Skooker Broome fonds

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Skooker Broome fonds

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ca. 1.2 m of textual records and other material

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([19-?] -)

Biographical history

Skooker Broome received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Also at UBC, he took graduate courses in Museum Studies. His other educational pursuits include the study of German and French architecture, computer sciences, lighting design, web publishing, structural drafting, and the French language.

From 1986 to 1990, Broome worked at UBC's Museum of Anthropology (MOA) as an Assistant Designer. His duties included participating in the designing, production, and installation of a number of exhibits held at the Museum, teaching design principles to the Anthropology 431 “Museum Principles and Practices” class, and producing & designing museum catalogues, brochures, invitations, and program schedules.

From 1990 to the present, Broome has been working as a Designer on a number of exhibits at the Museum of Anthropology. Broome’s tasks include designing, developing, planning, and installing museum exhibits and displays, teaching design principles to Anthropology students, and managing projects. His other duties include the management of the Museum’s building facilities and service, and he further works as a computer specialist and coordinator of computer technologies. In addition to his work at the Museum of Anthropology, Broome works as a contract designer for Third Eye Design, where he designs, develops, plans, installs, and consults on commercial projects.

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The fonds consists of records relating to Skooker Broome’s function as a designer and as a coordinator for building services at UBC's Museum of Anthropology and contains detailed records relating to producing, planning, designing, and installing exhibits at the Museum of Anthropology. Records include correspondence, drawings, notes, memos, minutes, reports, photographs, proofs, labels, and other materials.

The fonds is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Exhibition & design series
Series 2: Special projects & events series
Series 3: Facilities & services series

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file list.

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Physical condition

Some of the textual records include annotations written on “Post-It Notes”.

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Records were transferred to the archives by the creator, Skooker Broome, in multiple accruals, occurring in 2003, 2007, and 2016.


The textual records and the graphic material are in original order.

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Records subject to the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Copyright Act and other applicable legislation. Consult Archivist for details.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright for records and articles produced by Skooker Broome in his capacity as a Designer is held by the Museum. The Museum of Anthropology and its associated partners hold copyright for records produced in collaboration with the Museum. The Museum of Anthropology does not hold copyright for student assignments, non-MOA publications, and artists’ works.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Language: The records are predominantly in English, and include material in written Arabic and French.

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Records in the fonds include:
ca. 1.2 m of textual records
ca. 700 photographs
22 architectural drawings and presentation panels, mounted on foam board
21 CDs
1 rubber stamp

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Created by Marilyn Ramen, June 2004
Updated by Sarah Rathjen, April 2011
Created December 2, 2015 in AtoM
Updated Katie Ferrante, June 2016; Petra Warren April 2020

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