Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology

Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology The Holmes Museum is a student-run museum at Wichita State University. Come see us in Neff Hall, just east of Rhatigan Student Center!!
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The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology is a student run, teaching museum located on the Wichita State University campus. The main gallery features the museum's Asmat collection, which is the third largest in the nation. Throughout the hallways of Neff Hall, there are also numerous student designed and built exhibitions that are regularly being changed out with new material.

01/10/2020

Giving a tour this evening for the Archaeological Association of South Central Kansas.

The museum will be open regular hours beginning January 21st.
Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00.

American Alliance of Museums
01/06/2020

American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums condemns the targeting of cultural sites for destruction. For full statement and additional resources: https://www.aam-us.org/2020/01/06/american-alliance-of-museums-condemns-the-targeting-of-cultural-sites-for-destruction/

The Alliance encourages members and advocates to contact their legislators to let them know the museum community condemns the targeting of cultural sites for destruction and urges the United States Government to reaffirm its commitment to its longstanding practice of not targeting cultural sites during peace or wartime.

The Museum Methods class took down the existing exhibit and installed a new exhibit in the library today. It was a cold ...
11/12/2019

The Museum Methods class took down the existing exhibit and installed a new exhibit in the library today. It was a cold day to be hauling artifacts back and forth!

We received a grant from the Kansas Museums Association to help make our museum more accessible for vision impaired visi...
11/08/2019

We received a grant from the Kansas Museums Association to help make our museum more accessible for vision impaired visitors.

KMA Banquet.
11/08/2019

KMA Banquet.

Thank you to Jami Frazier Tracy for giving another fantastic tour today for my Museum Methods class.
11/04/2019

Thank you to Jami Frazier Tracy for giving another fantastic tour today for my Museum Methods class.

Changing out some items in the Pizza Hut Museum.
10/29/2019

Changing out some items in the Pizza Hut Museum.

The 8th grade classes from the Wichita Collegiate School toured the Anthropology Department today and learned about othe...
10/24/2019

The 8th grade classes from the Wichita Collegiate School toured the Anthropology Department today and learned about other cultures through museum exhibits and collections, archaeology and biological anthropology.

Paid internship in El Dorado.
10/22/2019
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Paid internship in El Dorado.

We are looking for two interns for Spring 2020 to support Genealogical Research and Historical Research in the Butler County Historical Society/Kansas Oil Museum Research Library in El Dorado. The Research Library is simultaneously an extensive genealogical and history project, connecting people...

All set up for Black and Yellow Day.
10/11/2019

All set up for Black and Yellow Day.

The Museum Methods class toured the Ulrich Museum of Art today. Thank you to director Leslie Brothers for the behind the...
10/01/2019

The Museum Methods class toured the Ulrich Museum of Art today. Thank you to director Leslie Brothers for the behind the scenes collections tour and Jana Durfee for the gallery tour.

The Pizza Hut Museum crew at the Mountain Plains Museums Association Conference.  They presented a session entitled “Eng...
09/26/2019

The Pizza Hut Museum crew at the Mountain Plains Museums Association Conference. They presented a session entitled “Engaging and Inclusive Visitor Experiences”. Nathan Bartel - Flint Hills Design, Sue Abdinnour, WSU Business Professor, Rachelle Meinecke, Director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology and Museum Studies Certificate at WSU, Lisa Parcell, Associate Professor, Elliott School of Communication and Jay Price, Director of the Local and Community History program at WSU and chair of the Department of History.

The Fall 2019 Museum Methods class visited Special Collections in Ablah Library to learn about the collection and how to...
09/18/2019

The Fall 2019 Museum Methods class visited Special Collections in Ablah Library to learn about the collection and how to store and take care of archival material. Thank you to Jessica Mirasol for a wonderful tour!

Our awesome Anthropology students representing the Lambda Alpha Honor Society and Anthropology Club at the Shocker Resou...
08/28/2019

Our awesome Anthropology students representing the Lambda Alpha Honor Society and Anthropology Club at the Shocker Resource Fair.

The Museum Methods students will be cataloging some beautiful textiles from Chiapas Mexico this semester.
08/22/2019

The Museum Methods students will be cataloging some beautiful textiles from Chiapas Mexico this semester.

Come check out the Anthropology Department at the Shocker Resource Fair today.
08/21/2019

Come check out the Anthropology Department at the Shocker Resource Fair today.

Good news!  Starting Monday, August 19th, the museum will be open Monday-Friday from 1-5.  Admission is free!
08/16/2019

Good news! Starting Monday, August 19th, the museum will be open Monday-Friday from 1-5. Admission is free!

05/23/2019

The museum will be open by appointment only during the summer. If you would like to make an appointment for a tour please contact 316-978-3195, 316-978-7068 or [email protected].

We celebrated Dr. David T. Hughes’s retirement today.
05/10/2019

We celebrated Dr. David T. Hughes’s retirement today.

How Museums Tidy Up | JSTOR Daily
05/06/2019
How Museums Tidy Up | JSTOR Daily

How Museums Tidy Up | JSTOR Daily

Deaccessioning old works can be a complicated and fraught process. But even museums have to spring-clean now and then.

Congratulations to Carissa Speck on passing her Master’s project defense and her awesome traveling exhibit about the Etz...
05/02/2019

Congratulations to Carissa Speck on passing her Master’s project defense and her awesome traveling exhibit about the Etzanoa archaeological site near Arkansas City Kansas. Carissa also earned a Museum Studies Certificate.

Reimagining Aleppo through Peace and Pain, opened today as well.
04/29/2019

Reimagining Aleppo through Peace and Pain, opened today as well.

Thanks to Gracie Tolley, Claire Weatherall and Lance Kokojan for helping with the exhibit opening today.
04/29/2019

Thanks to Gracie Tolley, Claire Weatherall and Lance Kokojan for helping with the exhibit opening today.

So proud of my class and their amazing exhibits.
04/29/2019

So proud of my class and their amazing exhibits.

Exhibits are starting to come together. Only one more week until the opening.
04/23/2019

Exhibits are starting to come together. Only one more week until the opening.

The public is invited to attend an Exhibits Opening at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology in Neff Hall at Wichi...
04/17/2019

The public is invited to attend an Exhibits Opening at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology in Neff Hall at Wichita State University. The exhibit "Journey around the World" is by the Spring 2019 Museum Exhibition class and the photo exhibit "Reimagining Aleppo through Peace and Pain" is created by Dr. Jens Kreinath and Rachelle Meinecke. The photo exhibit includes photos taken by Dr. Jens Kreinath on a visit to Aleppo Syria in 2010 in a time of peace. The photos contrast with world renowned photo journalist, Narsico Contreras's photos of the war and destruction of Aleppo in 2013-2016. Dr. Kreinath will be presenting a discussion about the exhibit at 5:00 in Room 117 in Neff Hall. The exhibit opening is free!

Photo exhibits are challenging especially when you have classroom doorways, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and other ob...
04/10/2019

Photo exhibits are challenging especially when you have classroom doorways, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and other obstacles.

Fall enrollment begins soon!
04/01/2019

Fall enrollment begins soon!

The public is invited to attend an Exhibits Opening at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology in Neff Hall at Wichi...
03/28/2019

The public is invited to attend an Exhibits Opening at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology in Neff Hall at Wichita State University. The exhibit "Journey around the World" is by the Spring 2019 Museum Exhibition class and the photo exhibit "Reimagining Aleppo through Peace and Pain" is created by Dr. Jens Kreinath and Rachelle Meinecke. The photo exhibit includes photos taken by Dr. Jens Kreinath on a visit to Aleppo Syria in 2010 in a time of peace. The photos contrast with world renowned photo journalist, Narsico Contreras's photos of the war and destruction of Aleppo in 2013-2016. Dr. Kreinath will be presenting a discussion about the exhibit at 5:00 in Room 117 in Neff Hall. The exhibit opening is free and refreshments will be served.

Painting exhibit cases today.
03/25/2019

Painting exhibit cases today.

Exciting new exhibits coming soon!
03/20/2019

Exciting new exhibits coming soon!

Deconstruction day in the gallery.
03/18/2019

Deconstruction day in the gallery.

Archaeology Lab Program
03/07/2019
Archaeology Lab Program

Archaeology Lab Program

Analyze artifacts such as pottery and stone tools in the Crow Canyon lab. Make discoveries about ancestral Pueblo Indian culture.

New exhibits coming soon.
03/05/2019

New exhibits coming soon.

03/04/2019

The Museum Exhibition class is visiting the museum and listening to curator of exhibits, Chuck Regier.

Asmat artifacts packed up and ready to go for my program today at the Mulvane Public Library.
02/25/2019

Asmat artifacts packed up and ready to go for my program today at the Mulvane Public Library.

Happy Anthropology Day!
02/21/2019

Happy Anthropology Day!

Happy Anthropology Day! Why did you fall in love with anthropology? #AnthroDay #AnthroLove

Gracie Tolley is preparing an Australian exhibit for the RSC!
02/05/2019

Gracie Tolley is preparing an Australian exhibit for the RSC!

01/23/2019
Gallery Director – Humboldt State University | Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Gallery Director – Humboldt State University | Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

January 23, 2019 Gallery Director – Humboldt State University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Department of Art Location: Arcata, CA Open Date: Jan 18, 2019 Closes: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (Job #18-82) Administrative Analyst/Specialist I (AA/S I NE), Gallery Director, $3,288...

Address

1845 Fairmount Box 52
Wichita, KS
67208

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(316) 978-7071

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