Building the Burke Together

2016 was a big year for the Burke! A few highlights: erecting a 128-foot-tall crane on the site of the New Burke, finding a new mammoth, and discovering a Tyrannosaurus rex

The Burke's 16 million objects sparked connections with communities throughout Washington and around the globe in fiscal year 2016. Burke Education brought collections and programs to 74 cities across the state, from Neah Bay to Vancouver, Olympia to Spokane. The Burke welcomed the President and First Lady of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, surveyed fruit bats in Grenada to learn more about how populations were affected by Hurricane Ivan, and named two new prehistoric species from Zambia.

See more highlights and 2016 by the Numbers in our Building the Burke Together 2016 annual report (PDF). 

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