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  • Fishes Coming Out of the Desert

    February 5, 2015

    After a combined 90 years of service, the majority spent at the Arizona State Museum (ASM) and the University of Arizona (UA), distinguished Hohokam archaeologists Dr. Paul R. Fish and Dr. Suzanne K. Fish are preparing to hang up their trowels and head into semi-retirement.

  • Suzanne Eckert, Ph.D.

    January 1, 2015

    ASM's head of collections, Dr. Suzanne Eckert, is an archaeologist specializing in the Ancestral Pueblo peoples of the American Southwest.

  • From the Shelter of Caves

    July 1, 2014

    “Amazing preservation of archaeological fiber,” is how Dr. Nancy Odegaard, speaking from the perspective of a museum conservator, describes the archaeological benefit caves provide in the American Southwest.

  • Repatriation Totals for 1986 through 2014

    May 1, 2014

    ASM is a nationally recognized leader in implementing NAGPRA and we are regularly working with competitive federal grant funding to continue the most active program in the nation when it comes to returning objects of cultural patrimony.

  • rug texture

    Southwest Textile Time Periods

    April 9, 2014

    Influenced by historical events, temporal and stylistic periods are approximations and vary to some degree between the Pueblo, Navajo, and Spanish-American textile traditions.

  • Arizona State Museum Names New Director

    March 8, 2013

    Patrick D. Lyons, Ph.D. Named New Director of Arizona State Museum

  • Nancy Odegaard

    ASM Basket Research Benefits Museum Collections Worldwide

    April 1, 2012

    The conservation of American Indian basketry has been a passion for Arizona State Museum Conservator Dr. Nancy Odegaard since she was hired to conduct a survey and design a conservation plan for the Peabody Museum’s (Harvard) collection in the 1980s.

  • $400,000 Grant Jumpstarts Fundraising Effort for 'Woven Wonders'

    April 1, 2011

    With a grant from the federal preservation competition, Save America’s Treasures, Arizona State Museum (ASM) is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to construct a climate-controlled storeroom for its vast collection of southwestern basketry and other “woven wonders” of American heritage.

  • Be a Part of ASM's Mission

    July 20, 2006

    There are many ways you can support your State Museum.