Research + Collections

Discover the life before you.

Collections tell the story of life on earth. The Burke cares for 16 million biological, geological and cultural objects. Researchers, students, artists and community members draw on these collections to explore scientific and cultural questions, to inspire creativity, and to educate and engage minds of all ages. View the 2016 Burke Museum Research Newsletter (PDF). 

Every discovery sheds new light on the past, and helps us better anticipate the future. 

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What do you love about the Burke? You can make a gift that supports your favorite area of interest or program. Support Research & Collections.

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