News & Features Archive

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  • 125 Years of Service and Lasting National Impact

    January 9, 2018

    In order to share stories of ASM's history and national impact with you, we have produced a series of video interviews with ASMers, past and present.

  • Tribal Leadership in Arizona

    April 14, 2017

    Tribal Leadership in Arizona; this information last updated: April 14, 2017.

  • New Volunteer Opportunity!

    March 31, 2017

    Help us welcome and engage our visitors. Let’s make ASM a top Tucson attraction!

  • Information for Educators Bringing a Group to the Museum

    August 22, 2016

    Chaperones are a must! Invite parents to enjoy the Arizona State Museum and help make your field trip experience successful. We require three chaperones or teachers for each class, or 1 adult per 8 children. Self-Guided visits are free for students and $5 per chaperone/teacher and must be pre-scheduled.

  • A collection of masks

    The Collectors

    August 19, 2016

    Tim Price, manager of Native Goods, the museum store, talks about the ins and outs of collecting Native art.

  • Recommended Reading for Grades K-5

    August 18, 2016

    Explore the following list of recommended resources for Grades K-5

  • 2016-2017 Active Docents

    August 16, 2016

    Arizona State Museum wishes to express our sincere appreciation for the following volunteers who work hard every day to enhance our community engagement offerings at the museum.

  • Active Volunteers - Information Portal

    August 16, 2016

    On this page the active museum volunteer will find important resources and information about volunteering at ASM.

  • Map provided by the Arizona Geographic Alliance.

    Assistant Curator for American Indian Relations, Martina M. Dawley, Ph.D.

    August 5, 2016

    Dr. Martina Dawley is ASM's Assistant Curator for American Indian Relations.

  • Online Research and Resources

    August 5, 2016

    Online Research and Resources

  • More About the Documents Held in the ASM Archives

    August 3, 2016

    The Arizona State Museum Archives currently cares for over 1,500 linear feet of paper records in addition to the map collection.

  • Jim Watson

    Associate Director, James T. Watson, PhD.

    July 1, 2016

    James T. Watson, PhD, is Associate Director and Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum.

  • Dr. Patrick D. Lyons, ASM Director

    Museum Director, Patrick D. Lyons, Ph.D.

    July 1, 2016

    Patrick D. Lyons, Ph.D., is director of the Arizona State Museum, an associate professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona...

  • Meet the Friends of the ASM Collections

    June 22, 2016

    We are grateful to those who enthusiastically and generously support the collections division at the Arizona State Museum. Thank you!

  • The Photography Project

    June 17, 2016

    Arizona State Museum is among the beneficiaries of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, funds from which will be designated for much-needed environmental upgrades to the museum’s photographic collection.

  • ASM's Role in the History of American Museums

    June 6, 2016

    The first anthropology museum in the Southwest, today, ASM, the Peabody Museum at Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum are the three premier university anthropology museums in America in terms of the scope, size, and importance of their collections.

  • History of the Museum Building

    June 6, 2016

    The ASM Library is located in the historic reading room of the University of Arizona's former Main Library. The article that follows gives a description of the building a few years after construction was completed in 1925.

  • Bones Beneath the Ballpark

    "Bones Beneath the Ballpark"

    May 30, 2016

    Coming in September 2016: "Bones Beneath the Ballpark: Zooarchaeology Training for Middle & High School Teachers

  • Stanley J. Olsen and the Zooarchaeology Endowment Fund

    May 12, 2016

    Professor Stanley J. Olsen, curator of zooarchaeology at Arizona State Museum from 1973-1997, was Internationally recognized as one of the founding figures of the field.

  • Conservation

    Nancy Odegaard, ASM Head of Preservation

    May 5, 2016

    Nancy Odegaard is Head of the Preservation Division at Arizona State Museum.