The 18 million items in the Burke Museum collection each have
a story that helps us understand our world a little better.
Museum collections are key to the story of life on earth. They provide evidence of the life before us, from the tiniest sea creatures to mammals that roamed the grasslands of North America millions of years ago. The 18 mission pieces in the Burke Museum collections each aid in helping us better understand the world around us - even during times where we are physically far apart.
As we spent so much of 2020 with our museum doors closed, we felt the deep impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Burke Museum has never been more proud to be a part of this strong and passionate community. Thank you for coming together to heal and reconnect. We draw on the strengths of the UW community, whether open or closed, online or in person, we all quickly pivoted so that our mission never stopped.
Your continued support is a key part of this effort.
Please consider a donation to the Burke this year.
Thank you. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund make it possible for us to respond to organizational and community needs with agility and creativity, in the process allowing all people to learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy and heal.
As the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture, our collections are your collections. We can use them to learn about the past, connect in the world around us and create a better future together.