Conservation

by Tracy Hudson, conservation intern I spent two months as an intern in conservation at MOA, as part of my MSc Conservation Studies degree through UCL in Qatar. My main focus is textiles, and particularly textiles from living traditions, so there is plenty of material in...

We are proud to announce that the book The Transforming Image by MOA curators Bill McLennan and Karen Duffek has made the top 25 list of American Indian Art magazine's most influential books on Native American Art published over the last four decades. Below is the excerpt...

On November 14-15 the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) hosted a Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Workshop on Wet Basketry. Participants in the workshop included representatives from the Sto:lo Nation, Musqueam Indian Band, Neskanlith Indian Band, as well as representatives from MOA, the UBC Laboratory of Archaeology, the...

It has been almost three months since I started my internship at MOA and so far it has been a great experience. From my very first week at MOA I was thrown right into the fray and began treatment on four Peruvian festival masks made of...

One of the most exciting features of the Museum of Anthropology is the outdoor totem pole display. The outdoor totem poles are subject to all the forces of nature. This presents some larger life challenges for the conservator, whose job it is to preserve...