Maxwell Museum Of Anthropology, Albuquerque

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Maxwell Museum Of Anthropology, Albuquerque

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The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is an anthropology museum located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The museum was founded in 1932 as the Museum of Anthropology of the University of New Mexico, becoming the first public museum in Albuquerque. In 1972 it was renamed the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in honor of philanthropists Dorothy and Gilbert Maxwell.


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  • First rate introduction to the prehistoric archaeology of New Mexico as seen from the perspective of the UNM researchers. However there is no mention of the Sandia Cave controversy (see Douglas Preston in The New Yorker). In addition there is a Chinese porcelain exhibition. The museum also has a temporary exhibit on English attempts beginning in the late 1700s to produce Chinese quality porcelain.

  • I love the Mimbres (and many other) pots on display, and enjoyed both the permanent and several temporary exhibits. Also, it's important to support UNM's strong anthropology faculty/department/program through their work with this museum!

  • Learn your history here

  • Free admission, great exhibits, and a new temporary exhibition occurs each year

  • Disappointed there wasn't more unique artifacts on display

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