All the museums
Afrika Centrum - Bibliotheek
Since 2002, the bibliographic resources of the Société des Missions Africaines (Society of African Missions) has been accessible to the public. The museum has a selection of over 1,000 works, mainly on local cultures and religions.
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum evolved out of an Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Committee and was established in 1991 as a tribal museum. It is governed by a volunteer board, two-thirds of which must be members of the local Native American tribe. Presently housed in a building owned by the city of Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente is embarking on the construction of a new 98,000-square-foot museum on tribal land. This state-of-the-art facility will espouse the culture and heritage of the Agua Caliente and other Cahuilla bands. The building is scheduled to open in late 2008. A large portion of the museum’s 1,500 Native American objects are owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and are on permanent loan to the museum. Some objects have come from private donors. The collection focuses on Southern California basketry, Cahuilla ceramics, and Palm Springs archeological objects. Agua Caliente is a “story-based” museum. Exhibitions focus on the history and culture of the Cahuilla people and may or may not include items from the collection, about five percent of which is on display (though this will change significantly when the new building opens). Storage is accessible to tribal members and researchers by appointment.
Akwesasne Museum and Library
The Akwesasne Museum and Library was established in 1972 and acquired a diverse collection of artifacts that represent the continuing cultural heritage of the Akwesasne Mohawks. The largest collection in the museum is black ash splint basketry and other decorative and functional basketry. The museum’s Cultural Center has been a community effort by concerned Native American people to help themselves preserve their culture. Long before Europeans came to North America, the St. Lawrence River Valley was a meeting place for the various indigenous nations such as the Huron, Algonquin, and Iroquois. Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of numerous campsites and villages that date back thousands of years. The Akwesasne Museum has on display arrowheads, stone implements, and fragments of pottery found in the area that date back to these early days of Mohawk history, as well as other items from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. In total, over 3,000 artifacts are on display.
Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo
Founded in 1968, the Alaska Heritage Museum’s collection of Alaska Native artifacts is one of the most impressive displays in the Anchorage area. The collection contains a wide range of traditional and contemporary Alaska Native artifacts, including household utensils, articles of clothing, and hunting weapons. The basket collection is especially strong and an extensive collection of contemporary ivory carvings is also on view. The museum displays over 900 artifacts from a spectrum of Alaska Native cultures including Inupiq, Siberian Yup’ik, Cup’ik, Yup’ik, Alutiiq, Aleut, Athabaskan, Tlingit, and Haida. A collection of Okvik figures and Haida argillite carvings are a special feature of the display. The objects in the Alaska Heritage Museum were acquired by the National Bank of Alaska under the direction of the Rasmuson family, who owned the bank for three generations. Beginning in the mid 1960s, Elmer Rasmuson and his son, Edward, oversaw the acquisition of the collection. The entirety was sold in a bank merger with Wells Fargo in 2000. The collection is presently displayed in a Wells Fargo branch, which also houses the museum’s reference library of some 2,500 volumes.
Albion College Department of Visual Arts, Department of Art and Art History
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Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
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