Culture Team & Contact

Photo: Richard Brown Photography
Photo: Richard Brown Photography

Hello!

We look forward to hearing from you. Do you have a general question for the Culture Department? Please contact us using one of the forms below and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Are you hoping to have an artifact identified? Please use our Object Identification Request Form. Collections staff respond to identification requests on a time-available basis. Thank you!

Archaeology Contact 

Bill Holm Center Contact 

Contemporary Culture Contact

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Mailing Address

Burke Museum, Culture Department
University of Washington
Box 353010
Seattle, WA 98195

Shipping Address & Location

Burke Museum, Culture Department
4300 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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Archaeology

Laura Phillips

Collections Manager

Contact

Interests

Contact for questions about the archaeology collections, donations, and visits.

Jack Johnson

Archaeology Curation Services Manager

Contact

Interests

Contact for permitting, curation services, or transfer of archaeology collections.

Contemporary Culture

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Bill Holm Center Team & Contact

Contact information for the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art. 

Emeriti Curators

Steve Harrell
Curator Emeritus, Asian Ethnology
Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington
206.543.9608
stevehar@uw.edu

Bill Holm
Curator Emeritus of Ethnology
Professor Emeritus of Art History
Curator Emeritus of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum

Don Grayson
Curator Emeritus of Archaeology
Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington
206.543.5587
grayson@uw.edu
Faculty page

James Nason
Curator Emeritus of American & Pacific Ethnology
206.543.9680
jnason@uw.edu

Robin K. Wright
Emerita Director of Bill Holm Center 
Emerita Curator of Native American Art
Emerita Curator of Ethnology
wright@uw.edu

 

Adjunct Curators

Raissa DeSmet
Adjunct Curator of Asian Culture
Lecturer, UW Bothell
rdesmet@uw.edu

Ben Fitzhugh
Adjunct Curator of Archaeology
Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington
206.543.9604
fitzhugh@uw.edu
Faculty page

Sara Gonzalez
Adjunct Curator of Archaeology
Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington
206.543.9603
gonzalsa@uw.edu
Faculty page, UW Department of Anthropology

Patricia Kramer
Adjunct Curator of Archaeology 
Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington
206.660.6407
pakramer@uw.edu
Faculty page

Ben Marwick
Adjunct Curator of Archaeology 
Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington
206.552.9450
bmarwick@uw.edu
Faculty page

Curatorial Associates

Robert Kopperl
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
Archaeologist, Willamette Cultural Resources Associates, Ltd.
206.397.1487
bob@willamettecra.com

Philippe D. LeTourneau
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
Archaeologist, King County Historic Preservation
206.296.5217
philippe.letourneau@kingcounty.gov

Kate C. Duncan
Curatorial Associate, Subarctic Art 
Emerita Professor of Art History, Arizona State University

Jenn Huff
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
huffj@uw.edu
Faculty page

Carol S. Ivory
Curatorial Associate, Pacific Art 
Emerita Professor of Art History, Washington State University

Dennis E. Lewarch
Archaeology Curatorial Associate 
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Suquamish Tribe
360.394.8529
dlewarch@suquamish.nsn.us

Emily Peterson
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
Project Archaeologist, Perteet, Inc.
emilypt@uw.edu
Faculty page

Jennie Deo Shaw
Archaeology Curatorial Associate 
Salix Archaeological Services
206.356.6563
jshaw@salixarchaeology.com

Amir Sheikh
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
asheikh@uw.edu

Amanda Taylor
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
Archaeologist, Willamette Cultural Resources Associates 
206.214.8506
akt5321@gmail.com

David B. Williams
Archaeology Curatorial Associate
Author, naturalist
wingate@seanet.com
Geology Writer