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Welcome to NIU Students, Faculty and Staff

 for the 2014-2015 academic year!



Current Events

 September 23rd, The Anthropology Museum is excited to announce the opening of our next exhibition, Curated by DeKalb: 50 Years of the Anthropology Museum at NIU. Please join us for a reception beginning at 4:00pm featuring refreshments and live music.

News Releases


  • Please see the article entitled, "Celebrating Diversity, creating community" Click here for article
  • The Anthropology Museum has invited experts from around the world to NIU to discuss Haiti’s contemporary realities four years after the earthquake.  Click here for dates. 
  • January 24th, 2014, The Anthropology Museum will be hosting an exhibit opening for Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake from 6:00 - 8:00pm link to flyer
  • On Oct 18th, the IAM (Illinois Association of Museums) awarded The Anthropology Museum with the Superior Achievement Award for its student-produced exhibition, Trowels & Fair Trade: Revealing the Underground Railroad and Contemporary Slavery, Curated by Ashlee Craig and Kweku Williams. link to release
  • On Oct 28th, the IAM awarded graduate student Ashlee Craig with the IAM Graduate Student of the year award. link to release
  • October 3rd and 10th, The Anthropology Museum and Women's Studies are hosting a free screening of the movie Half the Sky link to flyer
  • The Anthropology Museum is co-hosting The Screening of The Motorcycle Diaries on September 24th, 2013 link to flyer
  • The Anthropology Museum is co-hosting The Latin Jazz Dance Party on September 19th, 2013 link to flyer
  • June 24, 2013 - The Anthropology Museum is featured in an article by NIUToday entitled "Anthropology Museum views slavery from lens of Underground Railroad archaeological study".
  • April 10, 2013 - The Anthropology Museum is featured in an article by NIUToday entitled "Anthropology Museum to present Peruvian art, dance, music during free April 27th Performance".
  • March 28, 2013 - To address budgetary woes, the Field Museum is offering early retirement packages to 16 of its 27 curators. The move follows a similar offer in 2008, when five curators and three other science staffers accepted buyouts. In addition to planning exhibitions, curators contribute to the museum’s scientific endeavors. Paul Sereno, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and co-founder of Project Exploration, and Laura McDowell Hopper, curator of Northern Illinois University’s Anthropology Museum, reflect on the Field Museum’s enormous scientific legacy and what the potential losses mean for their respective fields. click here
  • December 4, 2012 - Anthropology Museum featured in an article by Northern Now
  • October 14, 2012 - DeKalb County Chronicle Article - Rarely Seen Southeast Asia Exhibit
  • October 11, 2012 - Opening Reception
  • February 12, 2012  - Opening Reception
  • February 06, 2012  - Feb. 12 open house at NIU’s Cole Hall will showcase Anthropology Museum
  • January 17, 2012   - Cole Hall reopens today