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Welcome to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Below you’ll find information and links that will help you engage with us online.

MOA houses nearly 50,000 works from almost every part of the world, and is known for its sizeable Northwest Coast collections, including the finest collection of works by Haida artist, Bill Reid.

MOA resides on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people and works by Musqueam artists welcome visitors to the site.

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Here at MOA we’re taking this pandemic seriously. Learn more about the COVID-19 procedures MOA has in place to keep you safe and healthy when you visit the museum.


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What’s On

Find out what’s on: current and future exhibitions, programs and events, and other things happening in-person and online at MOA.


 Great Hall Seismic Upgrades

A monumental seismic upgrade project underway in MOA’s Great Hall. The upgrades will ensure the resiliency of the Museum and protect its irreplaceable collection in the event of a major earthquake.



Scroll through this list of online MOA resources for you to enjoy from home. In these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to keep culture in your daily life.


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.


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

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The Work We Do: Journey into the Collections

January 28, 2021 | 6 – 7:30 PM

Join us for the kick off of a new online MOA series, The Work We Do, which focuses on the work we do at the Museum of Anthropology, the community members we work with, and the shared interests that bring us together.

In the first instalment, join 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.

Read about the creation of one of Bill Reid’s most iconic pieces, Raven and the First Men – from conception to completion.
Learn more about this stunning sculpture, made by Javier Ramirez Hernandez, and gifted to MOA by the Mexican Consulate.
Plan your visit to the MOA Shop and find keepsakes and gifts for yourself and loved ones.
Kent Monkman’s exhibit Shame and Prejudice closed January 3, 2021. Learn more about this profound exhibition, and watch interviews and tours.
Learn more about the Kwakwaka’wakw mask which inspired this drawing. To have your drawings featured, use the hashtag #MOADrawing, and tag @moa_ubc.
Read about MOA’s incredible Conservation team.
Learn more about the project to seismically upgrade MOA’s Great Hall and ensure the safety of visitors and the collection.
Read the moving story of the repatriation of a Haida pole.
Read about the history of MOA’s architecture, and the museum’s role as a place of art, and defence.


Check out our photo album on Facebook to see the progress of seismic updates to MOA’s Great Hall.
Learn about MOA’s Native Youth Program.
Watch “A Talk with Kent Monkman” – co-hosted by MOA and Indspire.


Learn more about the 2020 winner of the MOA Shop Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest.
Read about MOA’s new initiative: an Indigenous internship program.
Listen to episodes of MOA’s original podcast “A Taste of Rumsalt,” and take a journey of musical discovery.