June 2022 E-Calendar/Notes

New Grant Supports Neurodiverse Audiences at IUMAA


The IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will feature special spaces and experiences to enhance accessibility for neurodiverse visitors when it opens in 2023. It will serve individuals on the autism spectrum or experiencing sensory processing disorders or other conditions with work funded by a $22,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Learn more about the IMLS grant>>

Museum Collections and Compact Storage


Students and staff at the museum are continuing to work steadily to move the museum's collections to the renovated facility and carefully store them in the museum's new compact storage units (watch IUMAA Archaeological Collections Manager Jennifer St. Germain demonstrate the new units.) The museum brings together over 5 1/2 million artifacts representing cultures from each of the world's inhabited continents through a range of times and cultures. 

Learn more about the IUMAA Collections>>

IUMAA Receives the David and Marjorie Ransom Collection of Yemeni Jewelry and Costumes


The Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has received a significant collection of Yemeni silver jewelry and costumes that will bolster its Middle Eastern holdings.

Learn more about the Ransom Collection>>

Event: Coffee and Curators--Angel Mounds Celestial Alignments

Thursday, June 9; 3 p.m. (Eastern)

The people who built Angel Mounds, an archaeological site in Southern Indiana dating between AD 1075-1425, carefully altered their landscape by building mounds in precise locations that aided viewing of solar, lunar, and celestial events, such as the Summer Solstice sunrise (occurring June 21 this year). During this free online talk Ed Herrmann, Executive Director of the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will focus on new observations that show how the arrangement of mounds relate directly to the the movement of the sun, moon, and stars at this important site, and reflects the genius of the site's builders.

Register for Coffee and Curators Zoom>>

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