Member Programs

Behind the Scenes in Anthropology: Whales

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


In the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, visitors explore how various peoples throughout history have admired and respected these majestic mammals. Members can go on a deeper exploration with Assistant Curator for Pacific Ethnology Jennifer Newell to see the Museum’s rich collections of decorative, sacred, and practical objects from Maori and other Pacific peoples. Continue on a journey to Africa and to the American Northwest Coast to see a selection of whale-related cultural artifacts. 

Watch a video about the Pacific collections, as introduced by Dr. Newell.