Access to Collections

Wesleyan University's Archaeology and Anthropology Collections primarily serve in a research and teaching capacity and are not generally accessible to the public. Most objects are in storage and are only accessible by prior arrangement. However, requests for information and access from scholars, educators, collections stakeholders and community members are welcome. The 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 to the legacy collection and to the extant and fossil primate cast collection is to contact us well in advance of anticipated needs.

We do not provide identifications or valuations of cultural items. Please see our Collections Management Policy for more detail on our governing mission, including policies regarding acquisitions and loans:

WUAAC Collections Management Policy (PDF file)

Requests for access to the Middletown archaeological collections may be addressed to the collections staff or to the Principal Investigator for the relevant archaeological project.

CURRENT PROJECTS: Beman Triangle, Middletown, Connecticut