MOA Presents Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets

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May 16, 2019 - October 14, 2019

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a dramatic new exhibition that reveals our enduring fascination with storytelling — Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets, on display from May 16 to October 14, 2019. This enchanting exhibition illustrates the role puppets have played around the world in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values from generation to generation.

Shadows, Strings and Other Things features a broad array of puppets, old and new, from 15 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.Visitors will have the opportunity to view more than 250 handcrafted puppets from MOA’s collection — the largest in Western Canada — plus, new acquisitions from China, Brazil, Italy, Java, the UK, and France revealed to the public for the first time. Enter into an immersive and theatrical world for visitors of all ages.


Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, BC

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