Museum of Anthropology at Utah State University Finds New Home

The Museum of Anthropology, has found a future home in the historic horse barn on campus. The building is known as the “Old Art Barn”.

The iconic 1919 Utah State University Barn has generated nearly a century of human stories as it evolved from Horse Barn to Art Barn to faculty offices and labs.

Along with the Museum of Anthropology, the redesigned building will also house the USU Welcome Center that will provide a beautiful introduction to our university for visitors and potential students. AJC Architects have created conceptual drawings for the remake of this historic structure into the new museum and Welcome Center space. The move is planned for 2012.

The mission of the Museum is to educate the Utah State University (USU) and Cache Valley communities about the fields of anthropology and museum studies. As a part of the Anthropology Program, the Museum works hard to provide a venue for coursework and a professional context for university students to acquire experience in museum operation and management. Through these efforts the Museum also serves as an educational resource for the USU and Cache Valley communities via exhibits, tours and special programs.

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