October 25, 2014
What do you collect? 10 unique visitor collections
Over the past four months, we've asked Burke Museum visitors to answer a simple question in our ...
October 13, 2014
Seattle's ghost shorelines
By Peter Lape, Amir Sheikh, and Don Fels Someday soon, Seattle’s downtown waterfront will look ver...
October 10, 2014
A mammoth state symbol from Washington's prehistory
State symbols are designated to reflect the history and culture of a place. For instance, in Washin...
September 26, 2014
Beautiful things: Still life photographs using Burke specimens & objects
When Dennis Wise and Malina Lopez wanted to use Burke Museum collections in their work, they weren’...
August 29, 2014
From billions to none: Remembering the passenger pigeon
Passenger pigeons. Photo credit: The Birds of America, J.B. Chevaller, 1840-1844, n39_21150 , C...
August 11, 2014
Explore the past and present near San Juan Island's American Camp
For the past 20 years, Julie Stein, executive director of the Burke Museum and a professor of Archae...
July 15, 2014
Scientific illustration: What's the point? Reflections on the craft's ongoing value
By Nora Sherwood More than 400 years ago, European explorers were traveling to distant corners of ...
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