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.

Professional Archaeologists of Kansas
04/29/2020

Professional Archaeologists of Kansas

How's your temper today?

What can we learn about a past culture from the way they made & decorated their pottery? Washburn Sociology and Anthropology Department major Mara Coufal began studying Great Bend aspect temper in the lab prior to all courses moving online. She made this poster for #KansasArchaeologyMonth!

Today would have been the exhibit opening for all of the student exhibits.  Hopefully the exhibits will be able to be co...
04/27/2020

Today would have been the exhibit opening for all of the student exhibits. Hopefully the exhibits will be able to be completed soon and in the fall, we can have a Museum Open House.

In the spirit of museum posting their "creepiest" things.  I've always thought this fetish shirt from Africa fit that de...
04/21/2020

In the spirit of museum posting their "creepiest" things. I've always thought this fetish shirt from Africa fit that description. Young men would wear tops like this as good luck charms for hunting. It's adorned with a monkey skull in the middle. #curatorbattle

My research today. Maria Martinez and her gorgeous San Ildefonso pottery. We have some of her pieces in our collection.
04/06/2020

My research today. Maria Martinez and her gorgeous San Ildefonso pottery. We have some of her pieces in our collection.

Attending a webinar to see what other universities are doing about their student exhibitions for this semester.
03/27/2020

Attending a webinar to see what other universities are doing about their student exhibitions for this semester.

03/20/2020
"Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt" Virtual Tour

If you are like me and were planning to go to the Neslon-Atkins in KC over spring break to see the Queen Nefertari exhbit, director Julian Zugazagoitia gives an online tour of the exhibit. Thank you Julian!

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, along with cultural institutions across the globe, recently closed to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. This...

In line with state and federal guidelines, in an abundance and caution and in the best interest of our visitors, we are ...
03/18/2020

In line with state and federal guidelines, in an abundance and caution and in the best interest of our visitors, we are proceeding with the closure of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology until further notice.

ANTH 607 Museum Exhibition class is at a point in the semester where the activities are mostly hands-on.  I’m hoping we’...
03/16/2020

ANTH 607 Museum Exhibition class is at a point in the semester where the activities are mostly hands-on. I’m hoping we’re back to I’m person classes next month. Not every class is possible online.

Exhibit work in progress.
03/09/2020

Exhibit work in progress.

Dr. Dozier’s undergraduate archaeology class came into the museum today for a lesson on Southwest pottery.
03/05/2020

Dr. Dozier’s undergraduate archaeology class came into the museum today for a lesson on Southwest pottery.

The Museum Exhibition class visited the Kauffman Museum in North Newton and met with curator of exhibits, Chuck Regier.
02/25/2020

The Museum Exhibition class visited the Kauffman Museum in North Newton and met with curator of exhibits, Chuck Regier.

Kansas City Area Archivists
02/24/2020
Kansas City Area Archivists

Kansas City Area Archivists

New curatorial position at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library on the KU-Lawrence campus! Spencer is seeking an archivist for the Hispanic/Latinx Experience in Kansas. Full-time, tenure-track position, application review will begin March 23. Full details about the position and how to apply available at the link below.

An Asmat Fu horn being scanned for 3D printing.
02/18/2020

An Asmat Fu horn being scanned for 3D printing.

Having some artifacts scanned for 3D printing for a tactile display in the museum for vision impaired visitors.  Thank y...
02/18/2020

Having some artifacts scanned for 3D printing for a tactile display in the museum for vision impaired visitors. Thank you in part from a grant from the Kansas Museums Association. Senior, Gracie Tolley will be creating the display as part of an Independent Study.

Lance cleaning the Asmat Soul Canoes.
02/17/2020

Lance cleaning the Asmat Soul Canoes.

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
Genealogical Research Intern | Handshake

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.

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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