Access and Information Requests
The majority of the objects in the Archaeology and Anthropology Collections are in storage and are only accessible by prior arrangement.
At present, we operate as a research and teaching collection. We welcome requests for information and access from scholars, educators, collections stakeholders and community members engaged in serious research.
Our ability to honor such requests depends on numerous factors, most significantly the availability of space and staff, and tends to vary throughout the academic year. The best way to ensure access is to contact us well in advance of your anticipated needs.
Wesleyan students, staff and faculty interested in visiting, researching, working with, or teaching from the collections should contact the Collections Manager directly.
General public requests for access or information may be directed to either the Director of Collections or the Collections Manager.
Please note that the collections are staffed part-time during the academic year and are closed annually from mid-June through mid-August.
Director of Collections
Douglas K. Charles
The Archaeology Program and Archaeology and Anthropology Collections faculty and staff fully support the University's efforts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Please see Repatriation Project/NAGPRA Compliance for information on Wesleyan's NAGPRA compliance. Questions about NAGPRA compliance should be directed to Honor Keeler.