John P. McGovern Hall of The Americas

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The John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas celebrates the remarkable diversity and extraordinary accomplishments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as the continuity of their rich cultural traditions.

See the Museum’s magnificent collection of rugs, pottery, bead-work, kachina dolls, pre-Colombian gold, and other objects. Representing more than 50 diverse cultures from Alaska to Peru, these superb artifacts are complemented by innovative reconstructed environments and hands-on activities.

Curator: Dirk Van Tuerenhout Ph.D.

Dr. Van Tuerenhout joined the Museum staff full-time in 1999. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology Dr. Van Tuerenhout is an expert in human cultures, especially those of Latin America, and is well versed in archaeology and anthropology. He took part in excavations of Late Roman ruins in his….


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