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The rooftop skylight brings in natural light into the New Burke, from top to bottom.

The New Burke is coming together, with gorgeous skylights illuminating progress on the interior of the building.

The “Pocket Bats” outreach program uses augmented reality to allow people to hold replicas of bat skulls in the palm of their hand.

The “Pocket Bats!” outreach program uses augmented reality to allow people to hold replicas of bat skulls in the palm of their hand. 

Tribal elders from across Washington offered a cedar brushing ceremony to acknowledge the commitment of the Burke community during the move to the new facility.

Christian Sidor posing in front of the camera at Antarctica

Christian Sidor is returning to Antarctica to explore the Shackleton Glacier area, one of the first places where vertebrates were found in abundance. 

Tyson Simmons (Muckleshoot), Dusty Humphries (Jamestown S'Klallam/Makah), Brian Perry (Port Gamble S'Klallam) study objects in the Burke Museum collections during their 2016-17 Visiting Researcher Grant visit.

Visiting researcher Tyson Simmons teamed up with the Bill Holm Center to host a tool-making workshop.

A young man holds up a basket as a small child peers at the underside

The Bill Holm Center recently brought museum objects and shared object-handling knowledge at a two-day basketry workshop.

Visiting researcher Sara ElShafie is looking at prehistoric reptiles fossils.

Visiting researcher Sara ElShafie looks at the effects of climate change on prehistoric reptiles.

The exterior of the new burke construction site as of November 17th, 2017

The New Burke building is now fully enclosed (just in time for the rain!) and the power is on.  

Reviving a Jukung through Burke Museum collections.

Burke researchers learn more about the Burke’s Balinese “jukung” outrigger canoe.

The Burke’s Paleontology team ventured to the Petrified Forest and found specimens that can answer questions about the Late Triassic period.

The Burke’s Paleontology team ventured to the Petrified Forest and found specimens that can answer questions about the Late Triassic period.  

Herbarium researcher Mark Darrach helped discovered a new plant species – and plans to auction off the right to name it.

Herbarium researcher Mark Darrach helped discovered a new plant species – and plans to auction off the right to name it. 

Our 2017 Report to the Community shares stories and highlights from the past year.

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