Ethnological Research

Lea McChesney, Ph.D.
Curator of Ethnology

Collections Departments
Ethnology Collections


The museum's worldwide ethnological collections are especially strong in the New World, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa, while containing smaller collections from many other areas. For many decades they have provided an important resource of recent and current material culture for research and exhibition.

Ongoing research by museum ethnologists incorporates the programs of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, a joint initiative of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the UNM Department of Anthropology.

Inquiries regarding research opportunities should be directed to:
Dr. Lea McChesney
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
MSC01 1050
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001