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2022 Museum Anthropology Class Projects

Students in Curator Kristin Otto's Museum Anthropology class write brief interpretive text for selected objects, part of their ongoing...

What is an Inventory?

GA for the IMLS inventory project and Anthropology MA student Carly Johnston describes her detailed work with the historical and ethnographic...

Work Begins in Pottery from the Americas

Work begins to update inventories, documentation, and interpretation related to Pottery from the Americas.

The Saint’s Huipil Project Continues

Updates on Tsobol Antsetik's progress of creating the saint's ensemble.

A Kanga-Inspired Dress

Past graduate intern Julia Estrada researches a East African printed dress in the museum's collections.

And So It Begins...

The museum embarks on a collaborative commission project with the Tsobol Antsetik Cooperative and Weaving for Justice.

Personal Histories and Conservation in Historical Clothing Collections

Spring 2021 Graduate Intern Courtney Uldrich discusses her project inventorying the historical clothing in the University Museum's collections.

MatriArt at the University Museum: Lydia Pesata

Inspired by Dr. Georgina Badoni's MatriArt project, we highlight stories of Native women artists and mothers represented in the University...

Museum Anthropology Class Projects

Students in Curator Kristin Otto's Museum Anthropology class write brief interpretive text for selected objects, part of their larger ongoing...

MatriArt at the University Museum: Isabel Deschine

Inspired by Dr. Georgina Badoni's MatriArt project, we highlight stories of Native women artists and mothers represented in the University...

MatriArt at the University Museum: Lucy Lewis

Inspired by Dr. Georgina Badoni's MatriArt project, we highlight stories of Native women artists and mothers represented in the University...

From Pin Cushions to Irons: A Historical Collections Inventory Update

Spring 2021 Graduate Intern Courtney Uldrich provides an update of the inventory of the diverse historical collections at the University Museum.

Cigarette Silks and Museums: A Quilt from the Estate of Robert W. Boney

Curator Kristin Otto examines the history and significance a quilt made from "cigarette silks."

NMSU in Textiles: Inventory Updates

A look at some recently inventoried textiles featuring the history of NMSU.

Recent Acquisition: Two Shawls from Zinacantán

A look at the recently acquired shawls by Tzotil-Maya artists in Chiapas, Mexico, purchased from Weaving for Justice.

Fall Conservation Intern: Sam Corral

Fourth-year NMSU Museum Conservation student Samantha Corral discusses her experience working with textiles as an intern this fall.

Recent Acquisition: Basket by Lydia Pesata

A look at the recently acquired hand-woven basket by Jicarilla Apache artist Lydia Pesata, a gift of Charles and Mildred Miles.

Legacy Collections and Berrenda Creek

M.A. student and University Museum graduate assistant Lindsey Cron introduces her ongoing thesis research with the Berrenda Creek collections.