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The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology

The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) is a teaching museum dedicated to educating students about the ethical practices of conservation, interpretation and administration of anthropological collections.

DUMA also serves as a public resource and research center. Our museum gallery hosts exhibits curated by DU graduate students as well as periodic traveling exhibits.

Our gallery is free and open to the public, and we welcome groups both large and small.

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Helen M. Pustmueller Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Helen has made many significant contributions to DUMA over the years as a student, staff member and donor. She received her MA in Anthropology from DU in 1977 based on her research on Franktown Cave material in the Museum. Her thesis is titled: Notched Projectile Points from Franktown: Classification and Statistical Analysis. She began working with DUMA collections in 1978 as a Research Associate. In 1980 she was appointed Curator of Collections, a position she held until 1996. She has always been a strong proponent of the value of museum collections for anthropological research, and supporter of new technologies to this end. Helen has also donated many objects from her private collection to the Museum collected during her extensive, international travel. We are extremely fortunate and grateful to have Helen Pustmueller as a benefactor and supporter of the Museum and Department of Anthropology.

For current graduate students, please follow the link to apply for the 2012-2013 Helen M. Pustmueller Endowed Graduate Fellowship.