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Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) features an array of art from the Northwest Coast First Nations and all around the world.  

MOA is beautifully positioned with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains and the ocean. It has a collection of objects from around the world, including over 535,000 archaeological objects and 38,000 ethnographic objects. Its most iconic object is The Raven and the First Men by Bill Reid, which has been printed on Canadian currency and is well-known to Canadian people. 

The building was designed by Arthur Erickson who was inspired by the Coastal First Nations architectural post and beam style. Arthur Erickson has designed many buildings around the world, including the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.  Many of his works feature a modernist concrete design with many windows.

A walk inside the museum will bring you up close to thousands of textiles, ceramics, sculptures, and more. But be sure to take a walk outside to see the First Nations totem poles and Haida houses up close!

Visit MOA’s official website to help plan your visit! 

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