Collections & Databases

Collections in our Care

Collections at the MOA

The MOA provides accessible, specialized care for Ontario archaeological collections. You can search these materials and more in our online database.

Descendant Community Members & Researchers

Those interested in more information about the collections, please contact:

Dr. Heather Hatch, Collections Manager
heather@archaeologymuseum.ca
(519) 850-2565

Object Collections

Archaeological Collections
Materials collected though excavation and held in trust. Includes materials from past MOA excavations as well as collections deposited by or managed for Cultural Resource Management Firms and the Province of Ontario.

Ethnographic Collections
Materials collected to help with the cultural interpretation of archaeological objects, or collected by the MOA when the museum’s mandate encompassed a wider interest.

Art Collections
Art, mostly by Indigenous artists, collected by the MOA when the museum’s mandate encompassed a wider interest.

General Collections
Materials collected by the museum through donation. Includes materials from the foundational Jury collection.

Document Collections

Library
Published resources and grey literature/reports about Ontario Archaeology.

Archival Collections
Site Reports, maps, photos and other documentation associated with archaeological collections, as well as materials relating to the Jury family and the work of Wilfrid and Elsie Jury.

3D Images Collection

Explore our collections up close in detail through our Sketchfab archive!