Museum of Anthropology


Vancouver, BC

This was the first time I visited the acclaimed UBC Museum of Anthropology. It was an eye-opening experience. I could only cover a third of the museum in the fours hours we spent there. It took half an hour in the small main hall which leads to the exhibits. There is so much history and culture embedded into the museum and the works it houses. Totem poles centuries old, two-meter long carts meant to carry food for potlaches, and so much more. The stories you read recounting events are incredible. Anyone who's patient enough can form a vivid image of how the Indigenous population of British Columbia lived before, during, and after BC was colonized. I would recommend MOA to anyone who wants to learn more about the Indigenous culture of BC.


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