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The European Invention of Aztec Human Sacrifice

European perspectives and Christian prejudices have profoundly influenced the perceptions and interpretations of the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America since the beginning of the…

Stinging Nettle as Culture Connector

Stinging nettle (ts’ex̱ts’ix̱: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Urtica doica: Latin) has been used around world wherever it grows for food, clothing, fibre and medicine. It is native to…

Journey to Kwakwaka’wakw Territory

Join us for a spectacular seven-day trip in Kwakwaka’wakw Territory, from July 13 to 19, 2018, with MOA Curator Dr. Jennifer Kramer. This truly unique journey will…

Seeing is Believing

There are more than 90,000 historic photographs in the Archives at MOA. The collection is worldwide, covers a multitude of subjects, and dates from the…

Visual & Material Culture Seminar Series

This interdisciplinary seminar series on visual and material culture is for anyone with interest in this field across different departments at UBC and beyond. It…