The Fowler Museum at UCLA supports research activities within the UCLA community as well as researchers from other universities, tribal communities, cultural resource management companies, and other qualified researchers. To request a research visit, please send the following information to Wendy Teeter, the Curator of Archaeology at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Sedonna Goeman-Shulsky, the Archaeology Collections Manager at email@example.com:
Requests for original photography or publication of photographs from the museum’s collection will be considered separately.
Fees are waived for the following visitors:
No fees for up to 5 days per calendar year, fee of up to $120 per day thereafter.
Fee of $50 per hour for CRM-related or government agency research.
The collections manager will estimate fees for each visitor, and the balance is due prior to the visit. Payment can be made by bankers check made out to the “Regents of the University of California.” No refunds will be granted.
All revenue of these fees will be dedicated to visit-related operating costs and conservation supplies at the Curator of Archaeology’s discretion. Should the required fees prove a hardship, the Museum Director or their designated proxy may waive or reduce the fees. These accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA does not allow destructive analysis on any NAGPRA eligible or potentially NAGPRA eligible items unless a written approval letter is received from culturally affiliated tribe(s). Requests for such analysis will otherwise be denied.
Research requests for studying NAGPRA eligible collections may require an accompanying letter from the appropriate tribal nation. Additional guidance will be provided by museum staff when necessary.