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In 1982 the Museum received its current name and, a few years later, was administratively separated from the Department of Anthropology.  In 1986 the museum was placed under the direction of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.   
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The Museum of Peoples and Cultures began as the repository of the Department of Anthropology in the 1960s.  In 1981 the Department’s repository function was relocated off-campus to Allen Hall, a former men’s dormitory. In 1982 the Museum received its current name and, a few years later, was administratively separated from the Department.  In 1982 the Museum received its current name and, a few years later, was administratively separated from the Department of Anthropology.  In 1986 the museum was placed under the direction of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.  Museum directors included Joel C. Janetski (1987-1999) and Marti L. Allen (1999-2007).
  
 
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==Description==
 
==Description==
  
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Established: [[established in::date::1982]]
  
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Location: [[location of::Provo, Utah]] ([[date::1982]]- )
 
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==Functions==
 
==Functions==

Revision as of 14:20, 16 December 2009

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures began as the repository of the Department of Anthropology in the 1960s. In 1981 the Department’s repository function was relocated off-campus to Allen Hall, a former men’s dormitory. In 1982 the Museum received its current name and, a few years later, was administratively separated from the Department. In 1982 the Museum received its current name and, a few years later, was administratively separated from the Department of Anthropology. In 1986 the museum was placed under the direction of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Museum directors included Joel C. Janetski (1987-1999) and Marti L. Allen (1999-2007).

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Description

Established: 1982

Location: Provo, Utah (1982- )

Functions

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures provided modest exhibits which focused on the prehistory of Utah, the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Polynesia, Near East, and early pioneer life. The museum collections contain prehistoric and ethnographic artifacts and cares for a collection of over 20,000 black and white and color photographs that document BYU archaeological research and the artefactual materials. Also provided classes on museology to aid students in gaining practical experience in collections care management. In conjunction with the Department of Anthropology, students could pursue field and laboratory research. The Office of Public Archaeology which is one of the leading archaeological contracting organizations in the inter-mountain area, is located at the museum. Also housed at the museum is the Archaeological Technical Laboratory which specializes in botanical and minerals analysis. The offices of the New World Archaeological Foundation are also located in the museum.

Assets and Administrative Structure

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Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1982-1986)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (1986- )

Associated Archival Materials

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Sources

Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Cultures WWW site, December 16, 2009: MPC History (history)

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1981-1982: p. 31 (administrative history, functions)

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1986-1987: p. 113 (placed under the direction of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences)

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1987-1988: p. 111 (Joel C. Janetski, director (1987-1988))

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1999-2000: p. 58 (Marti L. Allen, director (1999-2000); functions)

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