Burke Blog

The tower crane that will lift all building materials for the New Burke was recently installed!

Nearly 18,000 cubic yards of soil, asphalt and other material have been moved at the New Burke site.

Shovelnose canoes once again journey the Columbia River

A groundbreaking project to reestablish traditional dugout canoe culture among their five Inland Northwest member tribes.

Carlos Mauricio Peredo studying the 27-million-year-old-fossil whale in our Life & Times exhibit

The 27-million-year-old fossil whale on display in our Life & Times exhibit is officially a new species! 

Exploring how (and when) whales, dolphins and porpoises evolved the ability to efficiently swim through the water. 

Beginning this week, vehicles will haul away dirt from the New Burke construction site at night to avoid daytime traffic impacts.

Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Curator of Northwest Native Art

The Burke Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse as the new Curator of Northwest Native Art.

Since the New Burke Groundbreaking Celebration on May 18, crews have been busy clearing the site. 

Student scanning a mammoth skull.

The Burke Museum and College of Engineering are collaborating to scan and 3D print a large-scale mammoth.

Over the next three years, some 70,000 native plants will be grown for the New Burke landscape.

student researchers in the ethnology collections

They come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, but have come together to change perceptions. 

New Burke construction site

New Burke construction is underway! Check this page for notable construction updates.

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