Win Museum of Anthropology Passes

Comments 44 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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44 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Nadya RepinFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 11:01am PDT

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

  2. JanFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 11:03am PDT

    I’d love to win this.

  3. Angela GriffinFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 11:55am PDT

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

  4. Mike GismondiFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 11:56am PDT

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

  5. Susan REidFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 12:20pm PDT

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

  6. Shawn NFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 1:44pm PDT

    Wow this would be an amazing prize to win.

  7. Ariel CFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 2:20pm PDT

    yes please!

  8. AdamFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 2:29pm PDT

    great prize

  9. KristaFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 3:57pm PDT

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

  10. TaraFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 5:06pm PDT

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

  11. GudrunFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 8:08pm PDT

    Would love to win!!!

  12. KamFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 9:25pm PDT

    Love the MOA!!!!!

  13. VanLaeFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 10:40pm PDT

    Hi I’ve never been there and this exhibit looks awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing !!

  14. CynthiaFriday, November 4th, 2016 — 11:16pm PDT

    I would love to take my mom!!

  15. SaraSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 12:21am PDT

    Looks interesting! 🙂

  16. Angela RuggeriSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:18am PDT

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

  17. Angela RuggeriSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:18am PDT

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

  18. FengSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 2:44am PDT

    Would love to win!

  19. LeahSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 6:21am PDT

    my favourite museum too!

  20. MelanieSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 9:19am PDT

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

  21. Peter LeungSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 10:00am PDT

    MOA is my favorite museum.

  22. Kim ReesSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 10:28am PDT

    Never been, would be a great new experience.

  23. KarlaSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:56am PDT

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

  24. StephanieSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 12:27pm PDT

    I would love to visit this new exhibit!

  25. janSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 4:44pm PDT

    I have never been to this museum

  26. EileenSaturday, November 5th, 2016 — 11:53pm PDT

    I love MOA!

  27. Noma de PSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 1:05am PDT

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

  28. DebzSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 10:56am PST

    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. TracySunday, November 6th, 2016 — 11:23am PST

    Would love to check it out!

  30. LindaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 2:47pm PST

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

  31. Kathleen ThomSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 4:17pm PST

    this would be great!

  32. MayaSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:36pm PST

    Would love to go again!

  33. ElizabethSunday, November 6th, 2016 — 6:47pm PST


  34. Jason BMonday, November 7th, 2016 — 10:56pm PST

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

  35. AshleyTuesday, November 8th, 2016 — 10:33pm PST

    Would be neat to go again

  36. Ann-Marie V.Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 10:42am PST

    I would love to win.

  37. JulieWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 11:24am PST

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

  38. JennyWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 11:50am PST

    26 years in Vancouver and I’ve never been

  39. HelenWednesday, November 9th, 2016 — 12:42pm PST

    Interesting – It’s a great prize.

  40. Tabby72Thursday, November 10th, 2016 — 7:44am PST

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

  41. DonaldThursday, November 10th, 2016 — 10:20am PST

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

  42. DebzFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 11:28am PST

    Love the MOA out at UBC.

  43. Teresa KFriday, November 11th, 2016 — 1:46pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  44. LeaMonday, November 14th, 2016 — 12:16am PST

    Would love to see this!

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