This stone woodcarving adze—broken and embedded in a piece of cedar—is unlike most items in our archaeological collections.
The Burke Museum has a traditional jukung in its Culture collections, but until recently its origins were a mystery.
The Burke Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse as the new Curator of Northwest Native Art.
They come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, but have come together to change perceptions.
The March 1 ceremony was incredibly emotional, both for the Marshallese community, but also for many of the people who joined the Marshallese in solidarity.
Working with communities to rebuild a traditional Native boat-building practice, bringing this knowledge back into a living context.
Totem poles are thought of as symbols of Seattle by many residents and visitors, but, in fact, the indigenous people of Washington state did not traditionally carve totems.
The Ethnological Collection at the Burke Museum includes objects dating from the late 1700s to the present.
Cory Fuavai is a UW student doing research at the Burke to support of his goal to become a Samoan Matai chief.
The tools and technologies to make basketry, woven robes, canoes and other carvings.
Tsimshian artist David A. Boxley’s journey to replicate a feast dish in the Burke Museum collection.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher J. Loeak and First Lady Lieom Anono Loeak visited the Burke Museum.