N. Ft. Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Museum of Northern Arizona houses over
600,000 artifacts in its permanent collections of
anthropology, biology, geology, and fine arts; extensive federal and
tribal research collections; and
significant library and archival collections.
The primary location for MNA collections
is the Easton Collection Center,
which opened in 2009. This award winning, LEED Platinum, building
provides an optimum environment for the storage of items which are
entrusted to MNA's care.
Anthropology Collection is subdivided into Ethnographic (historic
Native American) and Prehistoric Collections. The Ethnographic
Collections contain significant holdings of baskets, katsina dolls,
jewelry, and Hopi and Navajo textiles. Smaller collections
represent the material culture of the Apache, Zuni, and Pai.
The Prehistoric Collections focus on the ancient Puebloan cultures and
include sandals, arrow points, ceramic vessels, and many other types
of artifacts of the Colorado Plateau.
Biology Collection features the Walter B. McDougall Herbarium of plant
specimens from northern Arizona as well as insect, fish, reptile,
bird, and mammal specimens from the area.
Art Collection is comprised of sculptures, etchings, and paintings.
Highlights of the collection include paintings by Museum cofounder
Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton as well as works by young Native American
artists, many of whom have become renowned artists during their adult
lives. (Mrs. Colton was one of the "Philadelphia Ten.")
illustrates every geologic period of the Colorado Plateau with
dinosaur, reptile, mammal, plant fossil, mineral, and rock specimens.
Harold S. Colton Memorial Library houses
books, periodicals and manuscript holdings to serve the needs of
tours of the MNA collections are conducted by the Collections
Department staff. Tours are free for MNA members. Advanced
registration is required. Tour
schedule and details are available here.
information on the Anthropology, please contact Kathleen Dougherty
or 928-774-5211 x263.
For more information on
Fine Arts or other collections, please contact Elaine Hughes at
928-774-5211 ext 228.
For more information about the Biology or
Geology Collections, please contact Janet Gillette
or 928-774-5211 ext 265.
(MNA does not appraise objects. Elaine
Hughes can provide a list of appraisers, which can also be found
in any phone directory.)
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