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Students can arrange to do guided independent research using the Collections on a wide range of projects. Recent examples have included Hopi kachina dolls, Mississippian pottery and projectile point typology. Non-Cornell groups, including Ithaca and other Tompkins County school groups are also welcome to arrange visits.

Even when not open, we have an exhibit gallery in the first-floor hallway of McGraw Hall where visitors can see selections from our Collections. A larger exhibit space is in the Department seminar room, 215 McGraw, where classes and department colloquia are held. The current exhibits are "People and Their Stuff" in the hallway gallery, and "The First Century of Anthropology at Cornell: 1870-1970" in the 215 gallery.

The Curator since 2005 is Frederic W. Gleach. For more information on the highlights and history of the Cornell University Museum and the Anthropology Collections, click here.