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January 18, 2008

Artifact Identification Day at Burke Museum

Sat., Feb. 9, 2008
1 - 4 pm

Seattle– The public is invited to bring in unidentified treasures to the Burke Museum on Sat., Feb. 9, 1 – 4 pm to learn more about where they came from and the stories behind them. No appraisals are given.

Dozens of experts will be available to identify cultural objects from the Northwest Coast, Pacific Islands, and Asia, in addition to specimens from throughout the natural world (including bones, fossils or animal teeth). A limit of two items per visitor is requested because of the event’s popularity.

Artifact Identification Day is included with museum admission. Burke Museum members are “fast tracked” through the line.

While at the museum, explore the art and artifacts from the Burke Museum’s own Native American ethnology collections in the new exhibit of Plateau art and culture, This Place Called Home, accompanied by the historical photography exhibit, Peoples of the Plateau.

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(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274
burkepr@uw.edu