Museum employees are prohibited from authenticating and/or appraising the value of artifacts and specimens. The museum does not recommend specific appraisers or keep a list of appraisers. Appraisals can be obtained from private dealers and auction houses. Appraisers can often be found through the American Society of Appraisers.
Obtaining Museum Images and Filming
All usage requests for Museum images should be e-mailed to the general email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For permission to professionally photograph or film objects in the Museum or Museum's collections, please contact the Collections Manager. To use or duplicate existing photographs of the Museum's objects or to obtain reproductions of photographs in the photo archives, please email: email@example.com. Permission is generally given for educational use, provided full credit is given to the Museum. Please be aware that some images may not be available for use.
The Museum of Anthropology does not provide conservation services.
Repatriation and Management of Culturally Sensitive Materials
It is the Museum of Anthropology’s policy to comply with Public Law 101-601, the "Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 0f 1991." Museum staff will not intentionally collect Native American human remains or objects specified under the Act unless written permission has been granted by the appropriate Native American entity. Any potential submission of a collection containing possible NAGPRA materials (human remains, associated funerary objects, unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony) must be the subject of consultation with the appropriate Native American entity before the collection can be accepted. Written evidence of this consultation, including copies of all correspondence, along with the names of the cultural consultants, tribal leaders, and observers involved, must be submitted with the collection.