Two women point to plants on the ground as they plan the layout of the landscape design
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Julie Stein (left), Richard Olmstead (middle) and David Giblin hold the madrone specimen—the first object to be moved into the New Burke.

A specimen from a tree that once stood on the site of the new Burke Museum is the first object to be moved into the new building.

Drawing of the welcome figure that will welcome visitors to the New Burke

The Burke Museum has commissioned a Coast Salish art piece for the lobby of the New Burke.

Less than two years later after the New Burke’s official groundbreaking, construction on the New Burke building is complete! 

#NewBurke SnapShots

Follow #NewBurke on Instagram to see the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke—like packing and moving fragile artifacts—and get a sneak peek of the new museum!

Aerial View

See the New Burke Museum from the sky in this drone video from October 2017.

Construction Timelapse

From groundbreaking to the New Burke building being fully enclosed. Watch the construction progress in this video playlist.