UBC Museum of Anthropology | MOA
MOA. A place of extraordinary architectural beauty. A place of provocative programming and vibrant, contemporary exhibitions. A place of active exploration and quiet contemplation. A place of world arts and cultures.
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Welcome to the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), a place of world arts and cultures

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Pigapicha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi

MOA takes a profound look at Kenya’s popular culture through an illuminating collection of studio photography in the North American premiere of Pigapicha!. Including more than 180 photographs spanning a century, this moving exhibition showcases portraits that are carefully staged in the studio as well as those quickly taken on the streets of Nairobi.  Take a picture in our exhibit photo booth and share it on Instagram by tagging #pigapichaMOA.

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Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

Claiming Space looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today. In doing so they challenge centuries of stereotyping and assimilation policies. Closes January 4, 2015.

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You can now browse through 40,000 objects and nearly 80,000 object images in MOA’s Collections Online (CAT). And the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) brings together 430,000 object records and associated images from 19 institutions.

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CURATORIAL

The Curatorial Department supports initiatives, including research, exhibitions, and publishing, that help to build respectful relationships and mutual understanding with cultural communities represented through MOA’s collections.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Public programs offer a dynamic range of events for the general public ranging from lectures, films and screenings, to dance and musical performances and workshops.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

We offer students opportunities to explore various cultural traditions through a series of unique school programs.

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TRAVEL PROGRAM

MOA Journeys gives art lovers the opportunity to gain new insights and fresh perspectives on art and culture around the globe with bespoke trips guided by Museum staff and guest curators.

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FACILITY RENTALS

Spaces at MOA can be rented for weddings or a variety of corporate and community events – all with opportunities for exclusive enjoyment of our galleries and stunning ocean views.

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COLLECTIONS

MOA houses over 40,000 ethnographic objects from almost every part of the world, including the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

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RESEARCH

The MOA Centre for Cultural Research (CCR) undertakes research on world arts and cultures, and supports research activities and collaborative partnerships through a number of spaces.

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LIBRARY + ARCHIVES

The Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives is home to an excellent selection of research material that complements MOA's collections.

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ORAL HISTORY LAB

The Oral History and Language Laboratory (OHLL) is a media recording, digitization and editing facility that provides technical services, support and consultation in the areas of media recording, digitization and preservation.

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CONSERVATION

Conservation staff is responsible for safeguarding the Museum’s collections and ensuring their long-term preservation through both prevention and treatment.

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MOA SHOP

The Museum Shop offers a diverse and engaging collection of handcrafted objects created by local and international artisans. Shop selections are guided by current exhibitions, and strengthened through relationships developed by MOA staff and artists across the globe.

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NATIVE YOUTH PROGRAM

This collaborative work-study program provides students with an opportunity to learn about traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast cultures from their own experiences and research, and from local First Nations guest speakers.

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Membership at MOA means joining a lively community of people inspired by diversity, engaged with the world, and open to exchanging new ideas. Join now, and experience MOA’s exhibits and programs that educate, inform, excite, and delight.

MOA offers spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces, from the dramatic Great Hall to the Sea-to-Sky views of the grounds.

The spirit of the Museum’s collections is reflected in the MOA Shop.

 

As an extension of MOA’s mission to inspire understanding of and respect for world arts and cultures, the MOA Shop offers a diverse and engaging collection of handcrafted objects created by local and international artisans. Shop selections are guided by current exhibitions, and strengthened through relationships developed by MOA staff and artists across the globe.

Don’t miss Windows on the World, our annual winter market, happening November 17 – December 24, when you can shop for an array of original artwork and unique designs from local and international artisans, including holiday decorations, stocking stuffers, and gifts for all ages (and budgets). During Members’ Week (Nov 17-23), MOA members receive 20% off all regular-priced items.

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