Bryan/Gruhn Ethnographic Collection

The Bryan/Gruhn Ethnographic Collection in the department of Anthropology contains approximately 1,200 artifacts that examine the foundations of today’s world and its societies. The collection represents cultures from around the world and explores how people lived, what they believed, and how they responded to the ever-changing world. Numerous objects collected by faculty round out this active research and teaching collection.

Cultures represented include:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Indonesia
  • Africa
  • The Middle East

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact the Curator to arrange an appointment or tour
  • Highlights of the collection are displayed in the first floor hallway of the HM Tory Building in the exhibition titled In the Anthropologists’ Footsteps