UBC anthropology museum avoids damage after flood

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Things could have been much worse at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology today when four inches of water flooded into the lobby following a water main break.

University spokesman Randy Schmidt says the water main break was unexpected but because of contingency plans already in place, crews were able to act quickly.

He’s relieved that none of the water flowed from the lobby into the Great Hall, which contains the art collection.

“The museum itself is known for having one of the best collections of First Nations artifacts in North America and so it really is important to protect it.”

Schmidt says the focus so far has been on the immediate cleanup, and no information about the cost of damage or cause of the water main break has been determined.

The museum will re-open tomorrow under regular business hours.


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