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#MOAFromHome: Stay Connected Online

Art has always been the balm for difficult times. So, while we move through these disquieting days, we encourage you to keep art, culture and heritage in your daily life. Keep your body healthy, your mind expanding and your spirits high.

Here are just a few ways that you connect and learn online with us and experience #MOAFromHome.

Follow MOA on Social Media

Follow MOA on social media for daily doses of culture and delight: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

MOA Conservation + Collections: Instagram

MOA Library + Archives (Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library + Archives): Twitter | Instagram

Explore the MOA Collections Online

Discover nearly 50,000 objects in the MOA Collections online. Search different objects by places, peoples, cultures, categories, and even time. Or, explore by keyword to uncover something new.



Take a Virtual Tour of the Great Hall

“Walk” through this 360° virtual tour of the stunning Great Hall and read more about the massive carvings that fill it. (Best experienced in full-screen view. Click and drag to align the swirl-cursor with the target circles to move through the space and to pop up object information.)


Explore the MOA Archives Online

In the MOA Archives you’ll find historical documents and photographs about the Museum, First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, the history of British Columbia, along with many other surprising gems.



Read MOA Stories

MOA Stories are blog posts that offer a behind-the-scenes, deep-in-the-recesses look into MOA. Read in-depth profiles of objects and artists, and about projects from different museum departments.



Read MOA Sourcebooks + Museum Notes + MOA Magazines

MOA Sourcebooks focus on objects, artists or areas of cultural significance. Museum Notes provide supplementary content related to different past exhibitions. MOA Magazine is our twice-annual print publication for MOA Members—now available online for everyone.


Watch MOA Videos

Enjoy MOA videos on our YouTube channel, which highlight exhibitions, artists, events, storytelling and knowledge-sharing.




Ask MOA: What Is It?

Do you have an artwork or other mystery object at home that you’ve always wondered about? Ask MOA: What Is It? and let our curators and collections staff offer their expertise. Click here to read different featured cases.




Colour MOA Textile Colouring Cards

Download and print these MOA Textile Colouring Cards, which feature patterns from textiles in the MOA Collections. Fun for adults and children alike (we all need some soothing activities right now)!



Teach with #MOAFromHome: Online Lessons for Teachers

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or caretaker, #MOAFromHome: Online Lessons for Teachers helps you bring world cultures, new ideas and new experiences into the home classroom.


MOA Experiment at Home: Create a Damp Micro-environment

What impact does the museum environment have on its collections? Using objects you already have at home, this MOA Experiment at Home will teach you how to and test out the impacts of a damp and salty micro-environment.


Zoom with MOA: Virtual Backgrounds

Change up your work-from-home routine and have your next Zoom meeting or gathering against stunning MOA Virtual Backgrounds.



Home Rhythms with MOA

In MOA’s new music lesson series, musicians Olivia Shaw and Balam S. Antonio teach us how to make collaborative music from home. These educational videos are suitable for families and kids of all ages.



“The Danger of a Single Story”: Webinar Recording

Watch the recording of MOA Curator Dr. Jill Baird—inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk—discussing how multiple stories can shape the way we view histories and cultures.



A Taste of RumSalt: An Original MOA Podcast

Vancouver-based musician Alex Morison walks the listener through his collaborative creative process as he composes his new album with The RumSalt Ensemble. This monthly podcast is created for audiophiles, the culturally curious, and lovers of the bizarre.


Museum of Me: Stories from Our Homes

There’s no better time to start looking within your own home for stories of inspiration, history and identity. What objects in your life represent the expressions of your heritage, culture, lineage or creativity? We asked MOA staff to curate their own #MuseumofMe—explore their fascinating objects, artworks and photos.



Knowledge Keepers: A MOA Original Video Series

Watch videos of traditional Indigenous knowledge keepers as they teach us about the ancient art traditions of cedar harvest, Indigenous plants, and salmon fishing. In a world of great unrest from environmental struggles, their voices and teachings are essential to document for future generations.


Photo credit: Imperfect Doll, 2003-2007. Jude Norris (Cree/Métis). MOA Collection 2699/1 a-c. Photo by Jessica Bushey.