All the museums
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Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park
Built in the 1920s among towering rock formations in the Mojave Desert, this museum is an eclectic folk art structure that exhibits and interprets a large collection of unique artifacts, with a focus on the prehistoric and contemporary American Indian cultures of the western Great Basin, California, and the Southwest. Founder Howard Arden Edwards was an ardent admirer of American Indian cultures and had amassed a sizeable collection of artifacts, which he exhibited in the building he constructed and lived in. In 1940, Edwards sold the property to Grace Oliver, who expanded the museum collections and converted the entire building to display the material. The State of California took control of the museum in 1979. The museum’s collections include basketry, textiles (including a collection of Navajo rugs acquired in the 1920s and a Hopi wearing robe from the 1860s), pottery, and stone artifacts from the Southwest; cultural materials of various types from the Great Basin; and a variety of materials representing California American Indian groups. The largest single collection is from the Chumash and Tongva peoples of the California coast and Channel Islands. The museum’s catalogued holdings number approximately 7,500 artifacts. Approximately half of the collection is on display in an open exhibit.
Appleton Museum of Art
Located within the forty-four-acre Appleton Cultural Complex, the Appleton Museum of Art is one of the South’s premier art repositories and education centers. The Appleton Cultural Center was founded in the early 1980s, and in 1986, the museum’s beautiful travertine-clad museum by the architectural firm The Design Arts Group of Tampa was completed and presented to the City of Ocala by its founder Arthur Appleton. In 1996, the 22,000 square foot Edith-Marie Appleton Wing was added to the original 45,000 square foot building. Since July 1990, the museum has been part of Florida State University and Central Florida Community College. Appleton began collecting initially as he traveled through Europe with his parents, browsing the antique shops and galleries with lively interest. Over the years, he purchased not only fine individual pieces, such as Tibetan sculptures from his visit to India in the 1950s, but also entire collections, including the Victor DuBois Collection of African Art. The museum’s first-floor galleries illustrate the variety of cultures in which Appleton was primarily interested and collected, including Mediterranean antiquities, African, Asian, pre-Columbian, European, and American art and artifacts. While the museum was established on these collections, over the years numerous additional donors have expanded the quantity and scope of the permanent collections to include over 8,000 objects dating from 3000 BC to the present. The ethnographic collection includes approximately 400 African pieces (primarily West African), a dozen Oceanic objects, and approximately 1,500 pre-Columbian works. The latter were mostly purchased in Miami and are strong in West Mexican material as well as many of the various cultures of Peru.
Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt
The Archaeological Museum is dedicated to researching, presenting and informing about the prehistoric, roman, mediaeval and more recent archaeology of Frankfurt and its surrounding countryside.We preserve and display discoveries of importance for the region and the city, from extensive excavations. These include, among others, the wide-ranging excavations - in the roman town of NIDA-Heddernheim, in Frankfurt's old town, and in the former Jewish ghetto at Börneplatz. These are added to each year by new excavations carried out by the Historic Monuments Department. Comprehensive collections offer an introduction to the classical antiquities of the mediterranean region and the archaeology of the ancient orient. Temporary exhibitions are intended to make the variety of the diverse cultures of ancient Europe known to a wide public.
Musée de l’archerie et du Valois
Set up in the old medieval residence of the Lords of Crepy-Nanteuil, the Archery and Valois Museum owns a remarkable collection of statues dating from the Middle-Ages to the 19th century, coming from the different Valois churches and chapels. Unique in France, it shows the various means of practising Archery all around the world from Prehistory until now and particularly the ancient traditions of the Archery companies.
Arizona State Museum
Arizona State Museum offers the visitor many opportunities to experience the enduring cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico through content-rich exhibits, dynamic docent tours, engaging programs, exciting travel tours, hands-on workshops, a research library, and an educational museum store. Museum specialty: Since 1893, the Arizona State Museum has been collecting, preserving, researching, interpreting, and presenting the material culture of Arizona, the U.S. Southwest, and northern Mexico. It is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region specializing in the study and materials relating to the prehistoric, historic, and contemporary native cultures of the region. Its scholars and collections are among the world’s most significant resources in the discipline of southwestern anthropology.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe
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