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Discover the historical and cultural roots of the world at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. It is located inside the Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

The museum started in 1966 at the bequest of Dr. Lowell Holmes, an anthropology professor at the university. Initially known as Museum of Man, the institution grew over the years. Its collections of important cultural artifacts from all over the world became the museum?s main attractions.

The museum is notable for leading an expedition into Western New Guinea in 2001. The museum?s staff collected around 950 pieces of Asmat tribal art. Asmat art is popular for its beauty, craftsmanship, size and rarity. The museum?s extensive and rare collections get deserved comparisons with the popular Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Lowell Holmes Museum?s other collections include Pre-Columbian pottery, Chinese ethnographic art, and Southwest pottery collections.
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