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Current Events/News Releases


  • 2015


  • 2014
  • Illinois Association of Museums praises NIU Anthropology Museum Exhibit. Click here for article
  • NIU Anthropology Museum receives federal grant for storage collections move. Click here for article.
  • Museum Exhibit Focuses on Haiti Earthquake. Click here for article.
  • Archaeologist inspiration for tv show bones to visit campus. click here for article
  • 50th Anniversary Exhibitions featured here, 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.


  • 2013
  • 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
  • The Anthropology Museum's graduate assistant Ashlee Craig is recognized by the Illinois Association of Museum as Graduate Student of the Year. link to release
  • The Anthropology Museum is featured in an article by NIUToday entitled "Anthropology Museum views slavery from lens of Underground Railroad archaeological study".
  • Niu prepares to award honorary doctorate to Princess of Thailand. click here for article
  • NEH Awards grant to Anthropology Museum. Click here for article.
  • Anthropology Museum to present Peruvian art, dance, music during free April 27th Performance
  • Podcast: 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 budget woes mean for their respective fields.  click here

for 2012 and earlier, click here