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.

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

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!

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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
Careers | Metcalf Archaeology

Archaeology position

Join our team of employee-owners in an enriching work environment. We believe in creating opportunities for professional development in archaeology.

06/19/2020
06/10/2020
06/01/2020
Plains Anthropological Society

Great archaeology position.

Job Announcement -

Kansas State University is seeking a skilled archeologist with relevant CRM experience for its Archeological Support Services team at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas. The successful candidate will assist with archeological surveys, site assessments, site monitoring, and reporting in accordance with Section 110 and 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 and 36 CFR Part 800. Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree in Anthropology or Archeology; at least two years of experience with archeological survey, site assessments, laboratory analysis, and site and project reporting. Prior experience in Great Plains archeology, historical archeology, military archeology, lithic analysis, or hunter-gatherer archeology is preferred. This is a full-time 12-month salaried appointment renewable annually based on performance and funding.

For more information or to apply, visit:
https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/509283/research-associate-archaeologist

05/28/2020

Congratulations to former Anthropology and Museum Studies Certificate student and Holmes Museum of Anthropology staff member, Carissa Speck, on her new position as the Executive Director of the McPherson Historical Museum and Arts Foundation.

05/07/2020
I would like to congratulate museum staff members Gracie Tolley and Lance Kokojan  for graduating with their Bachelor of...
05/06/2020

I would like to congratulate museum staff members Gracie Tolley and Lance Kokojan for graduating with their Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology this spring!!

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.

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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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