General Description / Special Programs
Classes: Public lecture series, Cultural arts programs in cooperation with Chumash Indians, adult education courses. The museum's Education Center serves over 20,000 students each year.
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Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info Student internships are provided in cooperation with the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Program Details
Research Facilities Most collections are accessible to researchers. Some research and study space is available for Visiting Scholars and students.
Collections Approximately 90,000 archaeological specimens from the Santa Barbara Channel region of California and 2500 ethnographic objects from western North America. Archival holdings include early archeological field notes, Chumash linguistic records, California ethnographic manuscripts, photographic collections, and rock art drawings. The museum is the foremost center for Chumash studies.
Library Resources More than 40,000 volumes, special emphasis on the Chumash Indians, regional natural history and archaeology, and the California Channel Islands; Chumash bibliographic database; on-line catalog.
Publications Monographs series, Contributions in Anthropology, California Islands Symposia proceedings, Education Department publications.
Certs Offered 0
American Association of Museums, California Association of Museums, Council for Museum Anthropology, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Western Museums Conference
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Santa Barbara County Archaeological Society
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0