UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives $7M in Indigenous art

November 14, 2016

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia has received a donation of over 200 pieces of Indigenous art from an anonymous donor, the Doggone Foundation, and the Government of Canada. Valued at roughly $7M, the gift is believed to be the largest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art to return to BC in recent decades. “It is an honour for UBC to receive this distinguished collection of Indigenous art at MOA where it will be accessible to both the campus community and visitors,” said UBC President Santa Ono. “The collection supports the university’s long-standing commitment to Aboriginal engagement, and to furthering the public’s awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures and histories.” UBC | Vancouver Sun | Medicine Hat News | CBC