Culture is Living

Photo: Elliot Trotter/Burke Museum
Photo: Elliot Trotter/Burke Museum

The Culture is Living gallery breaks down traditional museum authority and brings the expertise and knowledge of communities to the forefront.

Cultural objects at the Burke Museum aren’t tucked away on shelves. They are alive, embodying the knowledge, language, and stories of people and cultures.

See hundreds of objects and hear from community members from across the Pacific to find out how museum collections address historic wrongs, invigorate cultural practices today, and inspire the future through universal elements we all share—our connections to the Earth, Water, Air, Community, Childhood, and the Generations before and after us.

Floor 1, Contemporary Culture