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Burke-ing with Pride

During my time here at the Burke Museum, I have been grappling with the concept of joy and celebration as an act of resistance and...

Artist Shawn Brigman sculpts bark sturgeon-nose canoe for museum collections

Since 2012, Shawn has sculpted five bark sturgeon-nose canoes harvested from ancestral forests. His hands on recovery knowledge of the diverse styles of this bark...

Connecting Southeast Asian community members to their heritage through collections

The SEA diaspora is incredibly diverse and, while experiences are not singular, the histories of the region—including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma [Myanmar], the...

What’s in a Story? Keeping a Story Alive Without Writing

Storytelling is central to many Indigenous cultures especially within the Pacific. Join Samoan storyteller Kiana Fuega to learn how different fagogo (fables) and tala o le vavau...

Black & African-Diaspora Heritage Resource Packet

This resource packet provides information on learning about the Black and African Diaspora heritage, and includes information on books, helpful inks, and museums and cultural centers. ...

Burke Museum wins 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

“At a moment when the purpose and guiding values of museums are being widely reconsidered, the Burke Museum is honored to be recognized for its...

The month of May is #VeryAsian and Pasifika—it’s messy & complicated

In the continental United States, media coverage and educational curricula about my Asian diaspora often amplify specific cultures. There is such beauty in the cultural...

Indigenous Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Resource Packet

This resource packet provides information on learning about Indigenous Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage, and includes information on books, helpful links, and museums and cultural...

Asian, Asian-American Diaspora Heritage Resource Packet

This resource packet provides information on learning about Asian, Asian-American Diaspora heritage, and includes information on books, helpful links, and museums and cultural centers. This packet...

Fossilized pollen may reveal “fingerprints” of environmental stress

Most of these conifer plants produce pollen called bisaccate grains, or winged pollen grains. Think of a Mickey Mouse head with a big pollen grain...