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Through teaching, research, exciting exhibitions and innovative public programs, MOA provides endless opportunities for visitors and volunteers of all ages to learn more about themselves and the world around them. By giving to MOA, you will be supporting these and other activities, including school programs, theatrical and musical performances, lectures, artist residencies, collections access and workshops. We look forward to welcoming you to our community of passionate, engaged contributors.

Please consider making a donation to one of the areas below.

Museum of Anthropology Donations Fund

The Museum of Anthropology Donations Fund supports the areas of greatest need within the Museum, from innovative exhibitions and new public programs to collections access for originating communities and much needed educational spaces.

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Museum of Anthropology Acquisition Fund

The Museum of Anthropology Acquisition Fund enables MOA to acquire new works and strengthen its collections. The fund also supports the processing of new objects into the Museum’s collection through photography and digitization, ensuring that works are available for the widest possible audience to access through MOA’s online catalogue and the Reciprocal Research Network.

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Native Youth Program

The Native Youth Program (NYP) began in 1979 and is the longest running Aboriginal youth program in BC. The program offers summer employment and training to 6 urban Aboriginal high school students and 2 UBC students (as program manager and research assistant). The NYP aims to foster young Aboriginal leaders and gives them the opportunity to research and interpret their heritages in a museum setting and to connect with collections housed at MOA.

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Anthony Shelton Library Acquisition Fund

The Anthony Shelton Library Acquisition Fund was established as a lasting legacy to honour Anthony Shelton’s time as MOA’s Director (2004–2021). The fund will be used to purchase important new titles for the MOA Library that are relevant to his areas of research including critical museology, visual cultural, and the anthropology of art and aesthetics, as well as resources that broaden the scope and depth of MOA’s library holdings. Materials purchased through this fund will be identified as such with physical book plates and in the library catalogue, and will serve as small reminders of Anthony’s contributions to MOA. The Anthony Shelton Library Acquisition Fund established in his name aims to support research at MOA in a way that reflects and commemorates his work.

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For more information donating to MOA, contact Simone Doust, Development Officer: or 604-822-4790.