Research  Opportunities

mende masks in storage

In keeping with our museum’s commitment to research and education, we maintain significant resources related to the study of many fields which support the needs of the public and of the museum’s collections and programs.  The museum is biographical, but our collections span the fields of natural history, photography, ethnographic cultures and art from around the globe.

Public appointments for research opportunities in the museum proper, our Henshall Archives or the Stott Explorers Library, are available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00. Appointments must be made in advance by calling (620) 431-2730 or by emailing

Online access to photos in the collection (in a number of galleries) is also available. Follow this link for more information.

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