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Longyear Museum Education and Research

University Faculty

The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is dedicated to developing exhibitions that fulfill curricular needs for diverse academic departments and programs. Faculty may arrange class visits to current exhibitions, which can include tours, discussions, and activities led by museum staff.

Faculty are encouraged to incorporate museum objects into their teaching. This may include class visits to view selections from the collection relating to specific regions or themes (ex: Yoruba religious traditions, commodification of culture, comparative food production and consumption). Faculty may also arrange to have assignments based off of museum objects (ex: looking exercises, in-depth research projects, mini-exhibitions), for which museum staff can assist students with access to the collection. Courses may also be involved in the planning, design, and interpretation for gallery exhibitions.

Please contact Christy DeLair, Associate Curator, at 315-228-6643 or cdelair@colgate.edu to explore possibilities for teaching with exhibitions and collections in your course.

PreK-12 Students and Community Learners

The LMA invites schools and community groups to learn from our collection, whether in our museum or your school. Teachers and curators can craft itineraries that complement the New York State Social Studies Framework in constructive, collaborative ways.

For more information, please contact Longyear Musuem of Anthropology, 315-228-6470.

Get Involved

Colgate University Students

Students can become involved with the Longyear Museum of Anthropology as gallery teachers, gallery attendants, interns, and assistants. Students may gain experience in all aspects of museum work, including collections management, curatorial practice, exhibition design/installation, education, communications, and administration. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Longyear Museum of Anthropology at 315-228-6303.

Community Learners

Our docents are making the most of learning through teaching. They enjoy highly gratifying volunteer work involving planning and facilitating school and community visits. Our docent team is open to community members. Initial, intensive training occurs in the fall semester; regular meetings continue through the year. For more information, please contact Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 315-228-6470.

Schedule a Visit

Please contact us three or more weeks in advance of your visit.

For university faculty and students, please contact Associate Curator Christy DeLair, cdelair@colgate.edu, 315-228-6643.

For PreK-12 students and community learners, please contact Longyear Museum of Anthropology at 315-228-6303.


Please store these items outside the gallery:
  • Food, drinks (also water), and gum
  • Ink pens (pencils are provided)
  • Bags, backpacks, umbrellas, coats