2019 Burke Museum Annual Report

What an incredible year! We kicked off 2019 at a New Year’s Eve party like no other, celebrating the “old Burke” in style. It was the end of an era, and the beginning of a sprint to the finish on the New Burke. 

Opening the new museum in October was a moment of a lifetime and more than 10 years in the making. Together, we built a new home for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. For nearly 140 years, the Burke collections have grown—they currently number more than 16 million—and now we have a facility that will protect them for the next century. More importantly, we broke down the barriers between research and collections and the community, so people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy, and heal when they come to the Burke. 

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