There are lots of places in our city dedicated to the collection and organization of cultural objects. Often the goal of these places is to preserve history while giving the audience a way to interact with the objects through narrative.  One of these places is the Museum of Anthropology, located at the University of British Columbia. Inspiring curiosity about the world’s diverse arts and cultures, the museum houses thousands of objects, many of which come from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The presentation of this collection is carefully considered, often questioning, exploring, experimenting with, and challenging how we see the world and its history. If you’ve chosen a specific object or thing for Foreign Object, think about where it came from, and how it ended up in front of your camera. You can really influence how the viewer experiences these objects through the way you arrange them to be photographed.

Museum of Anthropology, UBC

Visible storage at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC