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Exhibitions showcase 38,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological artifacts from indigenous cultures around the world

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Upcoming exhibits include Luminescence: The Silver of Peru, which explores the nation’s legacy of silver crowns, jewellery, and artworks from pre-Columbian times through the present. Pleased to Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott showcases the ceramic work of the Australian artist—work she has carefully juxtaposed with other objects from the museum's collection to demonstrate the similarities in aesthetic choices that artists make across cultural boundaries.

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University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology

After more than 60 years, the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology could almost do an anthropological study on its own history, from its humble basement beginnings in 1949 to its present-day status as Canada's largest teaching museum. Today, it is home to thousands of ethnographic objects—objects gathered from indigenous cultures around the world—including totem poles, silver, and masks from the First Nations. The array of artifacts from the province’s northwest coast is eclipsed only by the museum’s Asian collections, which transport visitors back in time with historical Cantonese opera costumes, ceramics, and paintings.

Customer Reviews

Take advantage of the 1 hour guided tour that provides a brief overview and intro to the exhibits that you can explore in depth later. And take advantage of the exhibits being on the museum website with explanatory notes and descriptions.
Rick M. · April 19, 2014
I took my family, who are visiting from the UK. It is such an interesting place, with amazing artifacts and in a beautiful setting. We all enjoyed it very much
Carole D. · December 19, 2013
This museum experience was fabulous! I enjoyed the rich cultural exhibits and fabulous examples of contemporary art. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in the arts and/or human history.
Sharwood · November 29, 2013
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