The mask that inspired the Seahawks logo

What inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo design? I posed that question to Burke Ethnology Curator Robin K. Wright thinking it would make a great blog post and social media content for the Burke to feature as the Seattle Seahawks prepare to play in the Superbowl game this Sunday. The result? Robin discovered that there is an incredible … Continue reading The mask that inspired the Seahawks logo


Blog post inspires Seattle Times/AP story

My favorite days at the Burke are when I can go into the collections and help tell a story about why we collect. Last fall, I heard about a collection of two million fish ear bones, called otoliths, that were being added to our fish collection and went to report about the incredible environmental insights … Continue reading Blog post inspires Seattle Times/AP story

The story behind a photograph

The Burke Museum's International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit featured some incredible nature photographs. I met with three of the award-winning photographers as they toured the exhibit. Canadian photographer TJ Watt, a regular explorer of the remaining old-growth rainforests on Vancouver Island, B.C., told me about his photograph, "Last Stands."