Tuesday, January 19, 2010

museum of anthropology


What to do when it is raining and hum drum on the weekend... well, we headed to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, my favourite museum in Vancouver. You could literally spend hours in there exploring their collection - my favourites being the late 19the and early 20th century First Nations sculptures and totem poles in the Great Hall (middle photo), Haida artist Bill Reid's sculpture "The Raven and the First Men" (top photo), as well as the outdoor exhibits (bottom photo). The museum is finishing up their visible storage collection... basically a huge exhibition gallery with tons of pull-out drawers and display cases of thousands of artifacts... so we can't wait to go back once that opens.

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21 comments:

Audrey said...

That looks like a great place! We haven't been to a museum since the boys were little.
Speaking of bags - After carrying around a diaper bag for 4 years, I just didn't ever want to see another bag. But in the last year I have developed this need for more bags. How many is too many?

Metal Diva said...

Wow love that top pic. I really want to get to BC soon!

Piggy said...

Wow.. I love the first sculpture. I love visiting the museum. It is always so fascinating and you'll always end up learning about something new.

God Bless
Alice

T @ Poppy Place said...

Wow, you are taking me back :) It is a very long time since I was in that building, the woman I used to Nanny for was interning there :)

Beautiful sculptures, great post :)

Have a wonderful Tuesday, regards, T.

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

Oh my god my boyfriend would LOVE this place!

John Toft Basketry said...

We missed that Museum on last years week spent in Vancouver. It will be on our "must see" list the next time we go there.

Sarah said...

I'd love to visit that museum. I studied classical archaeology for my degree, but I loved cultural anthropology more than any of my other coursework, and that's a region I never learned enough about (of course, what's enough?)

Gallery32 said...

What a great thing to do on a rainy day. We have a Natural History Museum here at Kansas University. Oh I just had a great idea for a new set of photos! Thanks for posting :)

our little love nest said...

I so miss!! :(
Great photos!
xoxo

Jewelry by Tara said...

I love this museum! I went to it before and it was so cool.
T♥

Julie said...

I'd love to visit that museum! The first sculpture is awesome!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Wow! Looks like such a cool place!

Victoria said...

My vote goes for the first sculpture too! Great photographs - I remember going to that museum when I was in grade 6 or so, and they made a traditional potluck for us. All I remember was there was something really tasty with clams. I should definitely go back next time I'm in the city.

jen said...

wow, that first picture looks amazing!

Jenni said...

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Tessa said...

So cool! Sounds like a good time. I wish we had a good museum like that here...

David Burns Smith said...

Looks like a great collection!

TMCPhoto said...

We are planning a trip there soon. I'm interested to see what the Peanut gets out of it.

Chrisy said...

They are all wonderful...I saw a program on Bill Reid's work last year...a beautiful talented man...

Christie Cottage said...

Awesome museum! I love to go to museums.

LaPerLaa said...

I was in Vancouver and visit that musem. Thank you for bringing back those lovely memories!
Grazie from Italy!