Collections Databases

Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum

Search the Collections

The Burke Museum's collection consists of more than 16 million biological, geological and cultural objects from Washington state and around the world.

Archaeology Database

The Archaeology collections database includes artifacts from around the world with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. 

Contemporary Cultural Collections

Search images and data within the Burke Museum's world-renowned Contemporary Cultural Collections.

Plant & Fungi Collections

Vascular and nonvascular plants, fungi, lichens and marine algae.

Herpetology Collections

Select “Amphibian and reptile specimens” under “Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (UWBM)” in the drop-down menu for Collection.

Ichthyology Collections

Specimens including adult fishes, juveniles, larvae, eggs, skeletons, tissues, otoliths and scales.

Malacology Collections

A broad diversity of modern molluscs collected from around the world.

Mammalogy Collections

Mammal specimens from all continents except Antarctica, with a strong emphasis in the Pacific Northwest.

Ornithology Collections

Bird study skins, spread wings, bird skeletons, egg sets, nests and frozen tissue samples.

Otolith Collections

Roughly 2.4 million pairs of fish otoliths.

Paleontology Collections

Search the Burke's paleontological collections—fossil invertebrates, leaves, flowers, mammals, birds, dinosaurs, and more.

a woman and man point out details in a cloth in the collection

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At the Burke, we bring together people, objects and the stories that make them meaningful.

Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington