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January 14, 2013

Need help identifying your treasured artifacts?  Burke Museum hosts 28th annual Artifact ID Day

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 1 – 3:30 pm
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Seattle – What do you collect? Along with objects from the natural and cultural world, the Burke Museum collects experts. Join us for Artifact ID Day, the one day a year where all of our experts are in one place to help you delve more into the objects that matter to you.

Past Artifact ID Days have uncovered such rare items as a 5,000-year-old stone tool, a twined basketry doll made by a Tlingit weaver, and a drinking cup made from a walrus’s tusk. What do you have?

The Burke is prepared to provide information about Native American, Pacific Island, Asian and Southeast Asian baskets, blankets, and cultural artifacts as well as archaeological materials, fossils, rocks, minerals, and bones. No appraisals will be given. The Burke Museum does not authenticate items for sale.

Artifact ID Day is included in museum admission and is free for Burke members. Please bring in a limit of three items per visitor due to the event's popularity.

Photo: Burke Museum experts examine a mask likely from Mexico at a past Artifact ID Day. Photo © Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic, 2012.

High-resolution images are available, contact burkepr@u.washington.edu

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Burke Museum experts examine a mask likely from Mexico at a past Artifact ID Day.
Photo © Jack Storms/Storms PhotoGraphic, 2012.