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1930 Boas Kwagiulth Film
Groups of young people look at objects in the Pacific Voices gallery

When the current Burke Museum facility closes at the end of the year, there will be silence for the first time in the Pacific Voices gallery.

A family with nets in a fast-moving river

Teaching about cultures and complex histories can be challenging, but can also provide meaningful opportunities for reflection.

Female scuba diver smiling at the camera under the sea

Katherine Maslenikov, Collections Manager for the Burke's Ichthyology Collection, helps with underwater fieldwork in Roatan, Honduras.

Seated paleontologist working on a T. rex skull

Burke Museum paleontologists continue work on the rare T. rex skull, recently finding that all jaw and skull bones are there.

Moving an orca sculpture with a fork lift.

If you’ve been to the museum or walked by the main entrance lately, you may have noticed some changes to the outdoor art.

Group of paleontologists posing for a photo

In search for answers to the most colossal extinction on earth, Dr. Brandoon Peecok and his team travel to Zambia to collect fossils.

A green and white button blanket featuring the Burke logo and an eagle breaking free of chains

Members of the Native American Cultural Group at the Washington State Reformatory Unit in Monroe recently created a very special button blanket for the Museum.

Screenshot from a black and white film showing Mary Hunt dancing in the 1930 Boas-Kwagiulth Film

A look inside the process of creating the G̱a̱lg̱a̱poła (Working Together) digital book.

Green/blue Tsimshian frontlet on black background

In her research, curator Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse considers not only the visual aspects of historical Native art, but also the intangible properties to which they are connected.

Photograph of wildflowers in bloom with Mt. Rainier in the background

Helpful resources developed by the UW Burke Museum Herbarium to help you identify the wildflowers you come across in our region.

Six young men in gray and khaki prison attire smile as they examine a tapa cloth up close

Dr. Holly Barker and Burke Museum's Oceania collections assist with University Beyond Bars classroom learning.

The large pivoting window wall fully open with a group of people standing below for scale

The Burke Museum’s pivoting window wall is a massive, human-powered architectural feature that will open the café space to the outdoors.

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