Museum of Anthropology

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A Vancouver icon, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, public programs, innovative temporary exhibits, and community connections. Perched on the UBC cliffs, the spectacular building overlooks the mountains and ocean. The outdoor sculpture complex includes two Haida Houses and several totem poles by some of the finest contemporary First Nations artists of the Northwest Coast. Inside, MOA houses more than 42,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological objects, including many that originate from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The Koerner Gallery features one of Canada’s most important European ceramics collections, while the Multiversity Galleries provide public access to more than 10,000 objects from around the world.


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