Shake Up: Preserving What We Value

Opening Reception

Sunday, December 2, 11:30am-4pm. Admission is by donation.

Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2018 to Fall 2019

Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC announces its new exhibition, Shake Up: Preserving What We Valuefrom December 2, 2018 to Fall 2019. The exhibition explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the rich Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures represented in MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. Through multimedia installations, contemporary First Nations art and cultural objects, Shake Uphighlights the connection between cultural knowledge and natural seismic events. Bringing together the perspectives of culture, art and science, this exhibition reflects on what we value and how we preserve it. Shake Upis presented in conjunction with upcoming seismic upgrades to MOA’s Great Hall, which will augment the building’s structural integrity and help preserve the invaluable cultural significance and living heritage of the world-renowned collection. The opening celebrations are on December 2 from 11:30am to 4pm and admission is by donation.

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Image: Earthquake mask, before 1939,John Davis (‘Nakwaxda’xw), MOA Collection: A6357, (photo by Jessica Bushey).


Dec 02 2018


11:30 AM - 04:00 PM

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Museum of Anthropology, UBC
6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC