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For Stanford Faculty

Hands-on learning makes a difference, especially in disciplines focused on material culture.

Object-Driven Inquiry at SUAC

An integral part of the SUAC's mission is to make collections accessible to students and faculty for formal and informal object-based inquiry, research, and professional training.

Faculty across all of Stanford's schools and departments are invited to integrate experiential learning into new or existing courses in a variety of ways:

  • Bringing students to the Archaeology Collections classroom space for hands-on object-based lessons
  • Assigning original research of collection items
  • Collaborating with the Curator to teach through objects in the classroom space or exhibits on view at the Archaeology Center
  • Integrating collection data into digital humanities, GIS, or other public history projects
  • Training students on analytical techniques or recording technologies

For details, see our Collections Use Policy and contact us at least two weeks in advance to plan your engagement.

Discover how to find us on our Visit Page

Not at Stanford but interested in our collections? Learn more on our External Researchers page