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Luminescence

Bursts of bright light danced across the royal courts, ceremonies, processions and battlefields of pre-Columbian Peru. Reflected by the gold and silver of crowns, jewelry,…

Conservation of Totem Poles

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 Unmasking of Rupert Scow

MOA was very fortunate to have the kind and extremely talented Rupert Scow working outside the MOA shop last week. Rupert not only spend two…

Indigitization at MOA

I am an indigenous person who is extremely passionate about cultural resurgence in my community, about decolonizing, and reclaiming our old ways. My chosen path…

I’m The Salford Totem Pole

On March 28th, singer-songwriter Pete Martin emailed MOA with a song he wrote called, “I am the Salford Totem Pole”. The song is about a…