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Graduate student Heather Martin has completed part of her Master's Thesis - an online collections database featuring the North American basketry at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology. Click on the image below to browse the collection.

North American basketry

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Museum Exhibitions and Events

Remarkable Lives: The Intertwined Worlds of Birds and Humans

Public Opening Reception January 24th from 5-6:30 pm.

The museum is delighted to be partnering with the Altacal Audubon Society and Snow Goose Festival. In its 20thyear, the Snow Goose Festival strives to increase public awareness and conservation of wildlife and habitats of the Northern Sacramento Valley. The museum will add an extra open day on Sunday, January 27th from 11-3 to accommodate the Snow Goose Festival, which runs January 23-27.

Poster for Remarkabel Lives: The Intertwined Worlds of Birds and Humans  the museums exhibit will open on January 24th at 5:00-6:30 for a pulic reception.

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology is set to open an exhibition with a multifaceted message.  Combining views from natural history and anthropological perspectives, the exhibition will investigate the lives of birds and their impact and importance on human cultures.  The exhibit will show the deeply rooted cross-cultural connections between humans and birds, showcasing some beautiful artifacts from contemporary indigenous Maya, Hawaiian, and Northwest Pacific cultures.  Read more...

A Pledged Bequest

California State University, Chico has received a testamentary bequest from emeritus faculty member Dr. Valene L. Smith to benefit the University’s Anthropology program and its Museum of Anthropology.

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Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

Beginning September 6th

Tuesday-Saturday

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, across from the main library entrance.

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Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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anthromuseum@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-5397

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