June 24, 2010

Dear Burke Museum

Inspired by a post on the Seattle Art Museum’s blog, SOAP, I thought it would be fun to share some of the student letters the Burke education department receives throughout the year. Most museums with a K-12 education program are familiar with the often adorable “kid letters” that arrive at the museum following a school field trip. Students like to write the Burke’s team of educators and thank them for the tour and share what they learned on their trip to the museum. Here is a sampling of some of our favorite recent letters:

"Wow! I'll give it to the Burke Museum."

"I wish the mammoth was real!"

"My favorite object was the big canoe."

"You can make some useful tools out of cedar bark."