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6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • The exterior of the museum itself, by the way, is an interesting work of ‘West Coast’ architecture
  • We noticed right away that there are some major renovations going on in parts of the museum, but we decided on seeing the Bill Reid rotunda and the Multiversity gallery first, and see how much time we had after that
  • There is also a gallery of ceramic work, and then my favourite, and probably the most famous area-Bill Reid’s exhibits of amazing sculptures, in wood, graphite, gold and silver

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      My main interest for finally going to Museum of Anthropology at UBC in Vancouver, was that I am a big fan of Bill Reid, the famous First Nations artist, and I am also very interested in the history of First Nations people; this museum has one of the biggest collections of First Nations artifacts, art and cultural items in North America. Located at the University of British Columbia campus, in the picturesque area of the city, right on the beach, I had planned for many years to come here but had never managed to. Another reason I chose to go

      now is that last year, there were priceless items stolen from the Bill Reid exhibit here, and those items, which were eventually recovered, were back on display.

      We entered the museum, and studied the map and guide to determine what areas we wanted to see. The exterior of the museum itself, by the way, is an interesting work of ‘West Coast’ architecture. We noticed right away that there are some major renovations going on in parts of the museum, but we decided on seeing the Bill Reid rotunda and the Multiversity gallery first, and see how much time we had after ...


      • that. In the Multiversity gallery, we saw a collection of Samoan tattooing culture, and then the area I really wanted to see-the works of art and sculpture from the Coast Salish people, including totems, statues, blankets, intricate wood carvings, and jewelry. I have seen photographs of many of these works of art, but it was very worthwhile seeing them in person. There is also a gallery of ceramic work, and then my favourite, and probably the most famous area-Bill Reid’s exhibits of amazing sculptures, in wood, graphite, gold and silver. These valuable and very popular items, some of which were
        stolen and recovered, are the most viewed items, and this area is always crowded.

        We didn’t see all of the Museum of Anthropology that day, and I will be sure to return when the renovations are finished next year. If you are a fan of First Nations art and history, or are interested in learning about the history of our country, you will enjoy this museum.

        The rates are: Adults $11, Students and Seniors $9, Group rates available, Guided Tours $60.

        The hours are: Winter: Closed Mondays, Tuesdays-Sundays 10am-5pm Summer: Daily 10am-5pm, Tuesdays 10am-9pm




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