Knowledge within – Treasures of the Northwest Coast


Curated by Pam Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, Anthony Alan Shelton, and Jodi Simkin. Edited by Caitlin Gordon-Walker. In Collaboration with the Museum if Anthropology of British Columbia.

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Knowledge Within: Treasures of the Northwest Coast looks into
seventeen of the numerous sites in the Pacific Northwest region with
major collections of Northwest Coast Indigenous material culture,
bringing attention to a wide range of approaches to caring for and
exhibiting such treasures. Each chapter is written by one or more
people who work or worked in the organization they write about. Each
author takes a different approach to the invitation to reflect upon their
institution: some narrate a history of the institution, some focus on
particular pieces in the collection, and some consider the significance
of the work currently being done for the present and future. They show
that these are places and moments in a much longer story, still ongoing,
with many characters—communities, individuals, institutions, artworks,

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