Thursday, April 9, 2015

Totem? I Barely Know 'Em!

Canada CA-455405 received 08-04-2014

Sent by: jocie
From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ID number: CA-455405
Notes: This is the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.  Through the windows, you can see a collection of First Nations totem poles of various sizes.  There are apparently even more totem poles outside of the museum building.  The museum was founded in 1947, and moved to this building in 1976, which underwent a renovation and expansion project in 2010.  It houses 38,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological artifacts, including items from the First Nations, the South Pacific, Asia and Africa.

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