The Teaching Museum at
The Teaching Museum is a 1,000-square-foot locked, alarmed and enclosed space located on the fourth floor of McCarthy Hall adjacent to the entrance to the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton. Part of the $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation that resulted in completion of the Anthropology Research and Teaching Facility in 1998, the museum is equipped with standard professional museum exhibit cases with secure plexi-covers designed by Paul Johnson of the Bowers Museum Cultural Art. The walls are movable and anchored on tracks in the ceiling, and the lighting is standard museum track lighting utilizing professional low-heat, non-UV lamps. The main door, a 600-pound sliding door that serves as the normal entrance into the gallery during the exhibit, faces the Anthropology reception desk and constitutes a striking welcome to visitors entering through the curved glass doors into the Anthropology Research and Teaching Facility.
Past Exhibits include:
Spring 2009: Closer to Home: Repatriating Kenya's Vigango"
Fall 2008-October 2008: Ceramics of Sustenance: Elaborate Vessels of the Sawos, Papua New Guinea,
Fall 2007: A World of Puppets: Expressions of Culture
Spring 2006-January 2007: “The Basket is in the Roots,” exploring the role of basket making in the lives of the Native peoples of Southern California, is a new exhibit at Cal State Fullerton. Curated by university students, the exhibit will run from March 6th, 2006 through January 2007 in the Anthropology Teaching Museum (room 424) located in McCarthy Hall. Click here to see pictures of the opening of the exhibit on March 3, 2006
Spring 2005: Conquest of the Pacific: Society on the Sea
Spring 2004: Resolving Conflict: Living and Dying in New Guinea
Spring 2002-June 2003: Doing Curation: The Care of Archaeological and Paleontological Collections
Spring 2000: Walking in Beauty: Timeless Arts of the American Southwest Indians
Spring 1999: Armani, Amazonia, RuPaul, and Klein: Creating Identity