UBC MOA receives $3M for exhibition equipment, public education centre

June 30, 2017

The University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology has received $3M in funding from the federal government to purchase and install state-of-the-art exhibition equipmentin order to showcase 230 historic and contemporary pieces of Indigenous art from the Northwest Coast. The funding will also go towards the construction of a new public education centre that will include a 144-seat professional theatre, a green room, washrooms, and a multi-purpose space. “The Museum of Anthropology has a long-standing commitment to collaborating with Indigenous artists and community members,” said MOA Director Anthony Shelton. “MOA is grateful for this generous funding from Canadian Heritage, and we look forward to the opportunity to continue to amplify Indigenous voices through these new amenities.” UBC | Straight