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Friday, November 4th, 2016 — 10:21am PDT
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It’s no secret that the Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC is my favourite museum that I definitely would call a must visit location for any visitor, and local. They now have a new visually spectacular and immersive exhibition on global textiles starting this month called Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures, which will be on display November 17, 2016 to April 9, 2017.

Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures

From birth to death, humans are wrapped in cloth worn for survival, but more importantly, wear clothing as an external expression of their spiritual belief system, social status and political identity. This stunning exhibition will explore clothing’s inherent evidence of human ingenuity, creativity and skill, drawing from MOA’s textile collection — the largest collection in Western Canada — to display a global range of materials, production techniques and adornments across different cultures and time frames.

adire eleko. Cloth for Yoruba women to wear as head covering, wrapped skirt and blouse or tailored dress.

Curated by Dr. Jennifer Kramer (MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest), Layers of Influence will entrance MOA visitors with large swaths of intricate textiles often worn to enhance the wearer’s prestige, power and spiritual connection, including Japanese kimonos, Indian saris, Indonesian sarongs, West African adinkra, adire and kente cloth, South Pacific barkcloth, Chinese Qing dynasty robes, Indigenous Northwest coast blankets, Maori feather cloaks and more.

A sumptuous feast for the eyes, the exhibition is an aesthetic and affective examination of humanity’s multifaceted and complex history with cloth and its ability to amplify the social, political and spiritual influence of the wearer as a functional expression of self-identity.


The MOA galleries and shop (at 6393 NW Marine Drive at UBC) are open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm and until 9:00pm on Thursdays (closed Mondays October 15 to May 15).

Win Museum of Anthropology Passes

If you would like to visit the Layers of Influence exhibit I have a pair of passes to give away for admission to the Museum of Anthropology. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win passes to Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures at @MOA_UBC from @Miss604

Follow the Museum of Anthropology on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this exhibit and other happenings at the museum. Prize passes valid until April 9, 2017. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Update The winner is Melanie!

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  1. Nadya Repin says:

    i have lived in vancouver for 9 years and never gone.

  2. Jan says:

    I’d love to win this.

  3. Angela Griffin says:

    We took the kids there this summer and they’d love to go back!

  4. Mike Gismondi says:

    I’d love to go there… it’s been so long since I went!

  5. Susan REid says:

    Have had a life long interest in textiles, I’m sure this would be very inspiring.

  6. Shawn N says:

    Wow this would be an amazing prize to win.

  7. Ariel C says:

    yes please!

  8. Adam says:

    great prize

  9. Krista says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve visited.

  10. Tara says:

    This looks so interesting. I’d love to go!

  11. Gudrun says:

    Would love to win!!!

  12. Kam says:

    Love the MOA!!!!!

  13. VanLae says:

    Hi I’ve never been there and this exhibit looks awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing !!

  14. Cynthia says:

    I would love to take my mom!!

  15. Sara says:

    Looks interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Angela Ruggeri says:

    Have lived here for nearly 20 yrs and have yet to go

  17. Angela Ruggeri says:

    Have lived here for nearly 20 yrs and have yet to go. I’d love to though

  18. Feng says:

    Would love to win!

  19. Leah says:

    my favourite museum too!

  20. Melanie says:

    Haven’t been there in years. Would love to go again,

  21. Peter Leung says:

    MOA is my favorite museum.

  22. Kim Rees says:

    Never been, would be a great new experience.

  23. Karla says:

    Haven’t been since I was a kid. Would love to visit again.

  24. Stephanie says:

    I would love to visit this new exhibit!

  25. jan says:

    I have never been to this museum

  26. Eileen says:

    I love MOA!

  27. Noma de P says:

    The MOA is such an interesting place. Everyone should go!

  28. Debz says:

    My eyes could use a feasting of fab textiles, so love to go with my best bud who’s a sewer & knows all about fabrics.

  29. Tracy says:

    Would love to check it out!

  30. Linda says:

    I’d love to visit the Museum of Anthropology with my family.

  31. Kathleen Thom says:

    this would be great!

  32. Maya says:

    Would love to go again!

  33. Elizabeth says:


  34. Jason B says:

    I have lived here for 6 years and haven’t been.

  35. Ashley says:

    Would be neat to go again

  36. Ann-Marie V. says:

    I would love to win.

  37. Julie says:

    One of my favourite places to bring visitors. It’s an awesome place!

  38. Jenny says:

    26 years in Vancouver and I’ve never been

  39. Helen says:

    Interesting – It’s a great prize.

  40. Tabby72 says:

    I also love the Museum of Anthropology, and love to take my family there!

  41. Donald says:

    MOA is nice! I’d like to check it out and see the changes at UBC.

  42. Debz says:

    Love the MOA out at UBC.

  43. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  44. Lea says:

    Would love to see this!

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