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Understanding world cultures

Linfield Anthropology Museum

About the Museum

The Linfield Anthropology Museum (LAM) collects, preserves and exhibits objects of ethnographic and cultural importance. These provide Linfield students with opportunities for training and practice within the field of museum work. Student-prepared exhibits help educate and engage the Linfield community and the general public. 

Student-curated exhibits

LAM cases are showcased throughout the first floor of Walker Hall. The exhibits change twice a year and include some created jointly between courses and individual student-curated exhibits. Recent exhibits have looked at material manifestations of love and hate, the history of the museum itself, as well as "What have you seen?" about folk beliefs about the supernatural.

About the collections

LAM has items of historic and cultural significance from a variety of world regions and time periods. Most of the objects in the collections have been donated by alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community. The museum was officially established in 1987 but includes many objects that have been at Linfield since the early 20th century.

Time periods/regions represented

  • Ancient Mediterranean/Rome, Greece, Anatolia
  • Pre-Inca and Inca/Andean
  • Classic Maya/Central America
  • 19th and Early 20th Century/Cameroon
  • 19th and Early 20th Century/ Turkey
  • Historic period/Europe, Nepal, India, Japan and Korea
  • Prehistoric/North and South America
  • Historic/Northwest Coast, North American Plains, American Southwest

Contact the museum

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Style: Self-guided

Admission: Free

Leslie Walker
Instructional Associate and Coordinator of the Anthropology Museum
Walker Hall