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Access to collections

DUMA understands the importance of collections research and encourages the responsible use of its collections for analysis, exhibition and educational activities.

DUMA receives requests for research access throughout the year, and from all over the world. To submit a request for research access, please fill out the Access Request Form and mail it to DUMA. Please allow at least three weeks for processing and scheduling.

Destructive analysis

In certain circumstances, destructive analysis is necessary to carry out specific research components. Requests for destructive analysis are considered on a case-by-case basis and require approval from the museum's Director and Curators.

To request destructive analysis, please submit a letter detailing the object(s) to be analyzed, a complete description of the destructive process, and the purpose of the analysis.

Requests for destructive analysis may be mailed to:
Curator of Collections
University of Denver
Museum of Anthropology
2000 E. Asbury, Sturm Hall 102
Denver CO 80208

Letters may also be faxed to: