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
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.
Materials collected to help with the cultural interpretation of archaeological objects, or collected by the MOA when the museum’ encompassed a wider interest’s mandate extended beyond archaeological materials.
Art, mostly by Indigenous artists, collected by the MOA when the museum’ encompassed a wider interest’s mandate extended beyond archaeological material.
Materials collected by the museum through donation. Includes materials from the foundational Jury collection.
Published resources and grey literature/reports about Ontario Archaeology.
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.
Online Collections Database
There are many different ways to explore the database: Artifacts, Sites, Library & Archives, Ethnographic Collection, Art Collection.
The database is constantly expanding with new records added regularly. The information on some records may be incomplete and is subject to change in accordance with future research.
3D Images Collection
Explore our collections up close in detail through our Sketchfab archive!
MOA’S Google Arts & Culture Collections
Featuring archaeological objects from the Sustainable Collections Repository.