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!! The Lowell D.
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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.

Operating as usual

We were asked to display a few artifacts in the President’s house on campus.  Thank job to museum staff members, Gracie ...
12/09/2020

We were asked to display a few artifacts in the President’s house on campus. Thank job to museum staff members, Gracie Tolley, Ria Morgan and volunteer Nellie Elliott.

Graduate student, Gracie Tolley completed her exhibit “Touching the Past”. The exhibit was created in part of an effort ...
12/07/2020

Graduate student, Gracie Tolley completed her exhibit “Touching the Past”. The exhibit was created in part of an effort to make our museum more accessible for all visitors and in this case, vision impaired visitors. Gracie selected 5 objects from different parts of the world and had a 3D print made of each one so that our vision impaired visitors could touch them understand the shape of each item. Braille labels were made for each item as well. It turns out, Braille labels are much bigger than we expected so we had to accommodate their size by having the carpentry shop build us a table just for the labels! This exhibit was made possible in part from a grant from the Kansas Museums Association.

Sealaska Heritage Institute
12/03/2020

Sealaska Heritage Institute

SEALASKA HERITAGE TO UNVEIL FIRST VIRTUAL 3-D EXHIBIT
Site to go live to the public on Friday during Gallery Walk

Sealaska Heritage will unveil its first-ever virtual 3-D exhibit this Friday during Gallery Walk in an effort to open the space to people worldwide during the pandemic.

The site will offer visitors a free tour of SHI’s exhibit War and Peace, which closed in April due to the pandemic and was reinvented as a virtual platform for the first Friday of December. The technology is allowing SHI to open the exhibit to everyone in a captivating way.

SHI tapped state-of-the-art technology to allow visitors to virtually roam through the exhibit, which explores traditional Tlingit laws, the consequences for breaking them and the complex peace ceremonies that ended conflicts and restored balance.

“This is not a flat environment where visitors simply click on images. You literally feel as if you are inside our exhibit space having an immersive experience,” said SHI President Rosita Worl. “I am astonished by how far this technology has come in a short period of time, and we anticipate doing more of these to expose people worldwide to Native cultures”: https://www.sealaskaheritage.org/node/1318

The site will go live at 4:30 Alaska time on Friday, Dec. 4, at https://sealaskaheritage.org/warandpeace.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
11/30/2020

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

As Native American Heritage Month comes to a close, we're reflecting on The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on November 16th, 1990 - thirty years ago this month. Learn more in the blog post below.
https://indianpueblo.org/repatriation-and-restitution-30-years-of-federal-protection-on-native-american-graves-and-sacred-materials-in-the-united-states/

Photo: Members of National Museum of Natural History support team with some artifacts being prepped for repatriation.

11/27/2020
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Happy Native American Heritage Day. Enjoy these dancers at Acoma Pueblo in NM.

Today is Native American Heritage Day and we honor the heritage of all our Indigenous Peoples. Here is the Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group (The Pueblo of Acoma) performing the Buffalo Dance.

#nativeamericanheritageday #nativeamericanheritagemonth #newmexico #acoma #acomapueblo #buffalodance

Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology
11/19/2020

Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology

Cultural Anthropologist and former professor of Anthropology at WSU, Dr. Dorothy Billings, doing fieldwork in New Guinea...
11/19/2020

Cultural Anthropologist and former professor of Anthropology at WSU, Dr. Dorothy Billings, doing fieldwork in New Guinea.

11/13/2020

Flashback to the museum's 50th anniversary party in 2016.

Part of our Yoruban collection from Africa will be displayed along with an exhibit of artwork by Renee Stout in an exhib...
11/12/2020

Part of our Yoruban collection from Africa will be displayed along with an exhibit of artwork by Renee Stout in an exhibit at the Ulrich Museum of Art in January. Graduate student and Museum Studies student, Brittany Beck is working on research of the items and writing the labels.

The Museum Methods class installed a new exhibit in the library today, “A little something to chew on: food consumption ...
11/09/2020

The Museum Methods class installed a new exhibit in the library today, “A little something to chew on: food consumption and preparation from nine countries”. Class members are Cheyenne Stillinger, Gracie Tolley, Sarah Rue and Larry Papenfuss.

Archivist job opportunity
11/05/2020
Manuscripts Processor - 18033BR

Archivist job opportunity

Manuscripts Processor - 18033BR Manuscripts ProcessorDepartment: Libraries-GeneralLocation/Division: University of Kansas - LawrenceWork Location Assignment: On-SiteReg/Temp: RegularEmployee Class: U-Unclassified Professional StaffPosition OverviewThe Cataloging & Archival Processing Department...

11/03/2020
Gracie Tolley has discovered that mechanical work might not be in her skill set. She got one case installed, with help f...
10/28/2020

Gracie Tolley has discovered that mechanical work might not be in her skill set. She got one case installed, with help from curator of collections, Ria Morgan and curator of exhibits, Angie Guavara. Now only 3 more to go!

Virtual Museum Conference November 4-6th.   If you have a KMA membership, the conference is FREE.  A student membership ...
10/22/2020
KMA 2020 Virtual Conference Schedule – Kansas Museums Association

Virtual Museum Conference November 4-6th. If you have a KMA membership, the conference is FREE. A student membership is only $10.00. Individual memberships are $25.00

KMA 2020 Virtual Conference Schedule by Jamin Landavazo · September 10, 2020 November 4-6, 2020 **Note: TED Talks listed below are a 30 minute short format. THEODORE Talks are a longer, 45 minute version.** ** Sessions and speakers will be recorded, and on demand recordings will be available after ...

Research Photo Database
10/15/2020
Research Photo Database

Research Photo Database

This database provides access to thousands of color images and replaces much of the functionality in our legacy multisite database.  We include photographs that show the following:Site settingAerial viewsExcavation in progressArchitecture, including walls and floorsClose-ups of fe

Graduate student and museum registrar, Gracie Tolley, explaining curation practices to  Dr. Dozier’s Intro. to Archaeolo...
10/13/2020

Graduate student and museum registrar, Gracie Tolley, explaining curation practices to Dr. Dozier’s Intro. to Archaeology class.

I’m going to be talking about 1000 years of pottery making to the North American Archaeology class today.
10/08/2020

I’m going to be talking about 1000 years of pottery making to the North American Archaeology class today.

Mid-America All-Indian Museum
09/26/2020

Mid-America All-Indian Museum

Away from Home: Indian Boarding School Stories. Traveling exhibit from National Endowment for the Humanities. On exhibit until October 17. This exhibition is advised for more mature audience members, grades eight to adult.
#sharetheculture #remembertheirfaces #wemustremember #rememberthis

Kansas Museums Association
09/17/2020

Kansas Museums Association

KMA exists for and because of our members. Museums across our state, across the country, and around the world have been impacted by COVID-19, and we want to know how best to help you. We are partnering with the Coalition of State Museum Associations to create short and long-term strategies to assist in strengthening Kansas museums. You can help by taking a brief survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your institution. Through these 12 questions we will glean valuable data to create specific programming and resources to better serve your needs as well as enhance our advocacy efforts.
Thank you for your time and participation!

With appreciation, KMA #COSMAconnects #supportyoursma
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMADay2020

Another new exhibit in the RSC! Ria Morgan created this exhibit about weaving.
09/16/2020

Another new exhibit in the RSC! Ria Morgan created this exhibit about weaving.

Making way for progress.
09/09/2020

Making way for progress.

New exhibit about masks of the world created and installed by curator of exhibits, Angie Guevara ( sophomore) with assis...
09/04/2020

New exhibit about masks of the world created and installed by curator of exhibits, Angie Guevara ( sophomore) with assistance from registrar, Gracie Tolley (graduate student) This is Angie’s first exhibit ever! Good job Angie!

The museum installed a few pieces in the Anthropology office.  All of the items are from New Guinea and all but three ar...
09/04/2020

The museum installed a few pieces in the Anthropology office. All of the items are from New Guinea and all but three are from the Asmat culture In SW New Guinea.

We have several projects involving our collection happening this semester. The Museum Methods class is working on catalo...
08/31/2020

We have several projects involving our collection happening this semester. The Museum Methods class is working on cataloging the Asian pottery collection, an independent study graduate student is working on researching some Yoruba artifacts for an exhibit collaboration with the Ulrich Museum of Art and the museum staff is going to be displaying some masks in the RSC.

The 3rd and finally exhibit from the spring semester exhibit class is finally finished! The exhibit is about the Waorani...
08/28/2020

The 3rd and finally exhibit from the spring semester exhibit class is finally finished! The exhibit is about the Waorani people from Ecudor. It was created by Cheyenne Stillinger with help from Tia Owens.

The museum will be open for the semester starting on Monday, August 17th.The hours are 1-5, Monday-Friday or by appointm...
08/13/2020

The museum will be open for the semester starting on Monday, August 17th.The hours are 1-5, Monday-Friday or by appointment. Admission is Free. Masks are required.

Read about what Dr. Dozier is finding in 500 year old pottery!
08/11/2020

Read about what Dr. Dozier is finding in 500 year old pottery!

Caffeine and wine: Two things that unify almost all of us. Wichita State’s Dr. Crystal Dozier has discovered evidence that indigenous people might have used both during ceremonies and celebrations. 🍷 ☕️ #wsunow

Read more: https://wsu.news/ancientwine

Wichita State University
08/04/2020

Wichita State University

Introducing the 8️⃣1️⃣st piece in the Ulrich Museum of Art's world-class Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Alice Aycock’s “Twister Grande (tall)” #campus #wsunow

Archaeology position
07/21/2020
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Archaeology position

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1845 Fairmount Box 52
Wichita, KS
67208

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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

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(316) 978-7071

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