Research Opportunities

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Onsite & Offsite Artifact Presentations to university and library audiences are also available. Our staff can bring out special anthropological artifacts and ethnographic examples for discussion with tour groups, or we can take a select number of artifacts into classrooms and workshops at host sites. Contact the museum curator to learn more about what collection-based programs are available to your organization.


Online access to photos in the collection (in a number of galleries) is also available.  Our galleries feature images from the museum’s collections, including all the expeditions of Martin and Osa Johnson, plus those of other explorers and images from past special online exhibitions.

Public appointments
for individual research opportunities in the museum proper, our Henshall Archives or the Stott Explorers Library, are available Tuesday 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 and costs vary depending on project and length of appointments.

Staff Reference Assistance to Offsite Researchers is available by appointment and is billed at the following rates: One hour of the curator’s time is allotted without charge for answering each reference request.  There is a prepaid non-refundable research fee of: $40.00 for the first hour thereafter and $30 for each additional hour after that.  Museum member rate for research is $25.00 for the first hour and $15.00 for each additional half hour.

newspaper records kansas city star 1927 fullHigh Resolution Scanning Fees: are $15.00 per scan or digital stream/FTP upload.  Please provide the FTP address, login, and password at the time an order is placed. The Safari Museum does not host an FTP site for public use.

Review Photo DVDs of aprox 15,000 low-resolution Johnson images are $10.00 plus domestic shipping and they must be returned at the end of the project.

Archival copy fee: $.50 per page for text or letters, $5.00 per page for high res review photograph/poster copies

Got a research question for our staff? Ask it here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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