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The Work We Do

The Work We Do is an online event series focused on the work we do at the Museum of Anthropology, the community members we work with, and the shared interests that bring us together. Join us as we follow a new acquisition on its journey into the collections; learn about the work done to support preservation of Indigenous oral histories and languages; and listen to a range of voices from diverse communities guiding us towards meaningful collaborations, and ways of understanding. Each event includes a discussion and a live Q+A.


Episode 1—Journey Into the Collections

In the first episode of The Work We Do, “Journey Into the Collections,” learn from MOA’s Collections Care and Management team as we follow a recently donated acquisition—a contemporary Salish weaving by Barbara Marks McCoy—on its path into the MOA Collection.

This video includes a short documentary where MOA Curator Sue Rowley shares information about the donation of this piece and its historical significance, and MOA’s Collections Care and Management staff demonstrate processes involved in bringing a newly acquired weaving into the textile collection, including pest management, registration, accessioning, digitization and storage.