About the institution

The Burke Museum’s ethnographic collections are world renowned. Numbering over 42,000 objects and more than 50,000 archival records, the collections focus on the cultures of the Pacific Rim. The Northwest Coast ethnographic collection is the fifth largest in the United States, with approximately 10,000 items and includes the important early Swan, Eells, Emmons, and Waters collections, as well as the unmatched Blackman-Hall and Ottenberg contemporary silkscreen print collections, and the Steinman contemporary Northwest Coast sculpture collection.

Visit the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture on the web at http://www.burkemuseum.org/.

Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture on the RRN

The RRN contains 60,471 items from the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture. Items from the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture have been available on the RRN since launch. Since then, their items have been viewed on the RRN 6,850,158 times. Data from the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture was last updated April 15, 2018.

Feedback and Questions

You can contact the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture about its collections or role in the following ways:

Mailing Address:
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Box 353010, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3010

E-mail: theburke@u.washington.edu