very interesting, lots of totem poles of all kind and other stuff
the main room is just great - all kind of stuff and smaller items are located in the rooms inside and they r mostly masks of all kind
go outside as well there is a yard with other totem poles
there is a student's discount
Here at the Museum of Anthropology you can learn a lot about the culture and the complex social and ceremonial life of the native people who lived in this area of British Columbia. You can really study the artistic traditions these people have and appreciate how beautiful these works of art are. The visible storage area of the museum has an incredible amount of objects it has collected from all around the world. You can actually open drawers to study the artifacts.
The Museum of Anthropology located at the University of British Columbia is definitely a must-see because it has large collections of archaeological material and ethnographic objects from around the world. However, I recommend this museum because it has a large collection of items from the aboriginal peoples of coastal British Columbia. Not only are there lots of totem poles, large and small, but you can see lots of other unique and magnificent sculptures and art works of the area. The admission is $9 for adults and $7 for students. However, the admission is free on Tuesdays from 5-9pm. Parking outside the museum is by using parking meters.
The Mueseum of Anthropology located on the campus of the UBC is a great educational day trip for anyone wanting to learn about the First Nations people, their culture and history.
The museum has gone to great lengths to preserve and document the history of local native tribes.
If it weren't for this exhibit I would not have learnt so much about the natural history of BC.
Take the guided gallery walk. These operate every few hours.
As at September 2003 the entry cost was $9 (if I remember correctly). There are free lockers to store bags while walking around.
The gift shop also has a number of items which are reasonably priced. Very suitable gifts
This was one of the highlights of our whole trip across Canada. Certainly one of the best museums that we have ever visited. And this despite it not having been on our (mental) list of things to see in Vancouver.
An excellent museum in all respects: the architecture is stunning, inspiring, and very effective; The First Nations collection is fascinating, beautiful, and thought provoking; the layout is spacious, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing. Pride of place rightfully goes to the beautiful carved sculpture depicting Raven discovering the first men in a clam shell by Bill Reid, which has its own purpose-designed gallery in the centre of the buidling.
It is well worth the small effort required to get out to this museum.
The Museum of Anthropology might not be something which you'd normally go and see, but trust me on this one. If it's your first visit to the Pacific North West, the artefacts and information in this museum are a must. Go just to see the totem poles if you don't have much time, but if you can, check out the display cases of weapons, pottery and assortements :-) Oh, and they have some quite nice stuff in the shop, as well.
The picture shows a wonderful modern wooden sculpture of the native myth of how mankind was discovered by a raven opening a clamshell ...
I visited the Museum of anthropology, within the UBC campus, largely because it was raining. I had many preconceived ideas about totems and native sculpture. how wrong I was ! I really discovered great art there ! Sadly, since I was not allowed flash use, many of my pictures were not good. Still I try to give you a glimpse here and in a travelogue.
This museum, located at the Univ of British Columbia, has collections from many different cultures in the world. Most of the exhibits pertain to North American Northwest Coast First Nations. On display are totem poles, canoes, feast dishes, masks & jewelry.
Besides what is on display at the museum, you can access visually about 14,000 more items that the museum has acquired.
This museum was particular interesting to me as I was an anthropology major in college. I was fascinated by all that I saw at the museum & wish there were more anthropology museums around the world like this one.
This is the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. If you're into learning about the history of my province this is a 'must see' along with the Vancouver Museum and Maritime museum:
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It has the largest collection of First Nations artifacts.
Visit the Museum of Anthropology
Much is made of native American artwork in this part of Canada, perhaps because it is quite unique, although the suspicion is that there's a certain amount of political correctness driven by guilt involved as well, with the result that contemporary native artists can charge an absolute fortune for their work. However, political comments aside, the Museum of Anthropology has some really interesting exhibits (not just native American, although that is the main focus), and you could easily spend an afternoon there on a rainy day. I only had two hours and wished I could have had more. If you're there at the right time, try to tag along with one of the free guided tours of the museum, which will provide some interesting history and background to what you're seeing. Tours are more common in the summer months - during autmumn there are only two a day, around 11am and 2pm (I think), and in the winter that goes down to only one a day. Call ahead to check tour times. The adult entrance fee is CDN $7 with an additional CDN $2 for a small guide book, and meter parking is available for those travelling by car, with discounts for children and students. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays. See my separate Anthropology travelogue for photos and commentary on some of the main exhibits on display
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