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Museum of Anthropology at UBC Vancouver

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Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver
BC
V6T1Z2
Tel: 604-822-5087

Where are we going today?

The Museum of Anthropology is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver. The museum is also a ten minute walk from the main bus loop on campus. The Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. But they are also famous for their collections from around the world, including European ceramics, Asian textiles, Greek and Roman pottery, and African masks. The unique Visible Storage Galleries bring 14,000 objects to public view, and our changing exhibits highlight contemporary and historical works by extraordinary indigenous artists. Free gallery talks and tours, an elegant Gift Shop, and endless opportunities to discover, reflect, teach and learn await you.
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    Great place to learn about your ancestors and the native american. In UBC, so students should take advantage of the place.

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    Wonderful museum overlooking a great beach, Wreck Beach. Great Native American art. On the beautiful University of BC campus. The bus takes you to the campus and it is a short walk. Don't miss it.

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    Good museum for Haida exhibits and some local art. Beautiful setting and design. Parking costs extra to the ticket price in spite of it being a little out of the way.

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    love it!!

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by Dirk Haupt

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I would have given it a 3-star rating as it has next to everything you'd want in a museum and I'm forgiving enough that a lot of details are missing and that things feel a tad bit chaotic, but there was a section that simply nailed it for me at the emotional level: The section that has all the various groups that oppressed the First Nations offering what, to me, appear to be sincere and heart-written apologies. It was moving beyond words to read those words while overlooking the cute pond they have at the back, and holds a special place in my memories.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 47° F / 8° C
Humidity: 80 %
Wind: SSW - 10 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 41° F / 5° C
Humidity: 69 %
Wind: NW - 12 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Snow
Temp: 40° F / 4° C
Humidity: 77 %
Wind: ENE - 12 MPH

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