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Do You Collect? Today is Artifact ID Day at the Burke!

January 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Head into The Burke Museum and Find Out More About Your Special Items.

One day a year, the Burke Museum brings together a whole host of experts who are there to help you identify objects from your personal collections. Bring in baskets, blankets, and other cultural objects from Native American cultures, the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia, as well as archaeological artifacts, bones, fossils, and rocks. Although no appraisals are made, you will get a chance to show off your prized pieces and learn more about them with others.

Artifact ID Day

Burke Museum
Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 | 1 – 3:30 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members

What do you collect? Along with objects from the natural and cultural world, the Burke Museum collects experts. Join us for Artifact ID Day, the one day a year where all of our experts are in one place to help you delve more into the objects that matter to you.

Past Artifact ID Days have uncovered such rare items as a 5,000-year-old stone tool, a twined basketry doll made by a Tlingit weaver, and a drinking cup made from a walrus’ tusk. What do you have?

We can work with you on baskets, blankets, and other cultural objects from Native American cultures, the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia, as well as archaeological artifacts, bones, fossils, and rocks. No appraisals will be given. The Burke Museum does not authenticate items for sale.

Artifact ID Day is included in museum admission and is free for Burke members. Please bring in a limit of three items per visitor due to the event’s popularity.

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