125 Years of Service and Lasting National Impact


In order to share stories of ASM's history and national impact with you, we have produced a series of video interviews with ASMers, past and present. You will find them on ASM's YouTube channel, where you can also find many more informative videos on a variety of topics, including lectures, exhibits, research projects, and interviews with museum staff and visiting Native artists. 

Please take a look. We hope you enjoy the following new offerings:

Curator Dr. Irene Bald Romano gives us historical context in three brief conversations: A History of Museums pre-1893; 1893: A Good Year for Museums; and ASM's Early Collections.

In two videos, bioarchaeologist and NAGPRA coordinator Dr. John McClelland explains that ASM's leadership role in repatriation goes back to the 1930s and points out that ASM's successes with repatriation are due to longstanding relationships built on trust and mutual respect.

Former Curator of Public Programs Bruce Hilpert discusses ASM's long-standing practice of consulting with descendant communities when planning exhibits.

Zooarchaeologist Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman tells us about the importance and the national impact of ASM's Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology.

Curator of Ethnohistory Dr. Michael Brescia discusses the mission and national impact of ASM's Documentary Relations of the Southwest (DRSW) and the legacy of its founder, Fr. Charles W. Polzer, S.J.

Head Librarian Mary Graham tell us about the importance and national impact of ASM's library and archives.

Former Director Dr. Beth Grindell discusses the creation and usefulness of AZSITE, the state's official and most comprehensive inventory of archaeological and historical sites.

Curator Diane Dittemore enumerates the ways ASM has been serving the people of the state for the past century and a quarter.

Conservator Teresa Moreno talks about how visiting ASM as a child helped determine the course of her academic studies and professional career.

Coming soon: interviews with Conservator and Head of Preservation Dr. Nancy Odegaard on the history of ASM's conservation lab and the impact of its research on the state, the nation, and the world.