M.A. Anthropology/Museum Studies,
University of Washington
B.S. Crop and Soil Sciences,
Michigan State University
Rebecca Andrews has been the Ethnology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum since 1991. Rebecca has worked in museums and National Park collections for nearly 25 years. Prior to being at the Burke, she was a Museum Technician at Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Colonial National Historical Park.
As the collections manager, Rebecca ensures that the 43,000+ cultural objects in the Ethnology Division are cared for, catalogued and accessible for research, exhibition, museum loans, or other educational use. This includes cleaning objects, making storage mounts, inventorying the collections, assisting with research requests and visits, and ensuring that photographs of the collections are available on the Burke Museum website. She also oversees the Ethnology Archives (50,000+ photographs and documents), the divisional library, an active Rights and Reproductions program, and digitizing the collections.
Rebecca earned a B.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences from Michigan State University and an M.A. in Anthropology/Museum Studies from the University of Washington. Rebecca's interests include Native American basketry, ethnic textiles, teaching collections management skills in Mongolia, and mentoring Museology graduate students.Explore Ethnology Collection
Explore the history, objects, meanings and techniques behind the art of the Coast Salish people native to the Pacific Northwest.
The Burke Museum has a unique opportunity to bring a story pole carved by Chief William Shelton home.
Learn more about the new Bill Holm Center Publication Series on Native Art of the Pacific Northwest.
Learn more about The Kwakiutl of British Columbia, a Documentary by Franz Boas (1930).
Help us find the missing model houses and learn more about this project.