Museum Details

Name:American Museum of Natural History
Street Address:Central Park W at 79th St
City:New York
State:New York
Country:United States
Staff Contacts:Pres: Ellen V. Futter; Cur (Mexican and Cent America): Dr. Charles Spencer 212-769-5898,; Dir/Collect Mgmt (Anth Dept): Paul Beelitz 212-769-5880,; 212-769-5375 Textile Collection:; Anth Dept:
Quality of Online Info:Homepage: Bold font, color, and design, but the Site Map link provides the most helpful starting point; Comprehensive museum divisions: Division of Anthropology includes Mexican and Central American Archaeology and Collections Database
Size:Large Mexican and Central American Collection: about half million objects
Focus:Permanent Exhibition Halls: HALL OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA: Maya stone carvings; DIVISION OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Ethnographic Textiles Online includes Maya textiles from Guatemala
Source:Grube, Nikolai, ed. Maya: Divine Kings of the Rain Forest. Cologne: Konemann, 2000. 455. Schulze, Marco and Boris Eggers, eds. Museums of the World. 11th Rev. and Enl. ed. Volume 2. Handbook of International Documentation and Information Series. Volume 16. Muchen: K.G. Saur, 2004. 774. U of Utah Libraries.