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Burke Boxes are portable boxes of scientific specimens and cultural artifacts for all ages, designed to supplement the study of various topics in cultural and natural history.

World Cultures Boxes


This Burke Box teaching collection contains numerous African Art artifacts. Request a Burke Box today!

African Art

Items in the collection include Zulu bracelets, spoons, beadwork charm, a belt, melon seed bag, finger piano, wooden cup from Zaire, wooden headrest from Zimbabwe, and a wooden rhino from South Africa. There also are 20 slides of African art.

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Price: One week rental $25, two week rental $30, additional weeks $10 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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Australia

This collection includes stone axe blade, wooden boomerang, bark painting, red ochre sample, spear thrower, and totemic carvings.

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Price: One week rental $40, two week rental $50, additional weeks $20 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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This Burke Box teaching collection contains numerous Australian artifacts. Request a Burke Box today!


This Burke Box teaching collection contains numerous Chinese artifacts. Request a Burke Box today!

China

This collection includes chopsticks, a jacket, an embroidered cloth, a bamboo basket, writing stone and ink, ceramic bowl, paper money, a wooden statue, snuff bottle, comb, and Buddhist prayer beads. 

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Price: One week rental $40, two week rental $50, additional weeks $20 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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Day of the Dead

One of Mexico's most important festivals is the theme of this collection. It includes artifacts, several craft samples, maps, posters, books, recipes, and classroom activity suggestions in a comprehensive teacher packet. 

Box Inventory (PDF)

Price: One week rental $40, two week rental $50, additional weeks $20 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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This Burke Box teaching collection contains numerous Day of the Dead artifacts, craft samples, recipes and more.


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Japan

This collection includes objects and publications from the last 25 years in Japan. Included are chopsticks, a rice bowl, geta shoes, a kimono, lunch box, rice paddle, doll, tea cup, writing set, kite, tabi socks, and a metal teapot.

Box Inventory (PDF)

Price: One week rental $40, two week rental $50, additional weeks $20 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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Mexico

This collection includes everyday articles from a region of Mexico, such as clothing, kitchen implements, folk arts, and toys. 

Box Inventory (PDF)

Price: One week rental $40, two week rental $50, additional weeks $20 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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