Where we have researched
Repositories GRASAC has visited

Since 2006, large and small teams of GRASAC researchers have had the privilege of travelling to study thousands of wonderful Great Lakes items, belongings and beings at a number of cultural repositories around the world. Below is a list of some of the institutions GRASAC research teams have visited. We are grateful to all of the wonderful staff members at these institutions who have facilitated these research trips!


Naomi Recollet, Crystal Migwans, Lance Heidig, David Penney, and Heidi Bohaker examine an 18th-century Treaty in the Cornell University Rare Books and Manuscript Collections (2016).

Archives of Ontario Toronto, Canada http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx
Centre for Kentish Studies Kent, United Kingdom http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/kent-archives
Detroit Public Library Detroit, United States http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/
Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Canada http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington, United States http://anthropology.si.edu/naa/home/naahome.html
National Archives and Records Administration Maryland, United States https://www.archives.gov/
New York State Archives Buffalo, United States http://www.archives.nysed.gov/
United Church Archives Toronto, Canada http://www.united-church.ca/leadership/church-administration/united-church-canada-archives
The National Archives, Public Record Office Richmond, United Kingdom http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Detail of Delaware Peace Treaty, signed at Johnson House, 1765. Dodems and seals of Turtle Heart Als. Agasqua and Weeweenoaghwah. Cornell University Rare Books & Manuscripts Collection.

Cultural Centres & Art Galleries

GRASAC Research team at the Detroit Institute of Arts: Darlene Johnston, Alan Corbiere, David Penney, Adriana Greci Green, Crystal Migwans (2011).

Akwesasne Cultural Centre Hogansburg, United States http://akwesasneculturalcenter.org/
Blair Castle Perthshire, United Kingdom http://blair-castle.co.uk/
Curve Lake Cultural Centre Curve Lake First Nation, Canada http://www.curvelakeculturalcentre.ca
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Wiarton, Canada https://www.nawash.ca/
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Rama, Canada http://www.mnjikaning.ca/Pages/default.aspx
Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center Kahnawake Mohawk Nation http://korkahnawake.org/
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, Canada https://www.gallery.ca/
Native North American Travelling College Akwesasne Mohawk Nation http://nnatc.org
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Toronto, Canada http://ncct.on.ca/
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation M’Chigeeng, Canada https://ojibwe-cultural-foundation.myshopify.com/
William Jamieson Ancient and Tribal Art Toronto, Canada
Woodland Cultural Centre Brantford, Canada http://www.woodland-centre.on.ca/

Alan Corbiere (and Paula Whitlow) with a beautiful birchbark model canoe, in the collections of the Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (2013).


GRASAC researchers at the British Museum’s Orsman Road Stores in 2007: Alan Corbiere, Bruce Morito, Robert Storrie, Lindsay Borrows, Heidi Bohaker, Stacey Loyer, Janis Monture, Cory Willmott, Laura Peers, Darlene Johnston, John Borrows and Ruth Phillips.

Bezoek Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, Netherlands https://volkenkunde.nl/
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery American Philosophical Society Bristol, United Kingdom https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, Canada http://www.historymuseum.ca/
Cranbrook Institute of Science Bloomfield Hills, United States https://science.cranbrook.edu/
Cuming Museum London, United Kingdom http://www.southwark.gov.uk/heritage-and-local-history/cuming-museum
Denver Art Museum Denver, United States http://denverartmuseum.org/
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit, United States https://www.dia.org/
Ethnological Museum of Berlin Berlin, Germany http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/ethnologisches-museum/home.html
Fenimore Art Museum Cooperstown, United States http://www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/
Florida Museum of Natural History Gainesville, United States https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre Glasgow, United Kingdom http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/gmrc/Pages/default.aspx
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University Providence, United States https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/
Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland http://www.hmsg.ch/
Little Traverse History Museum Petoskey, United States http://www.petoskeymuseum.org/
McCord Museum Montreal, Canada http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/
Missouri History Museum St. Louis, United States https://mohistory.org/
Musée du quai Branly Paris, France http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/
Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève Geneva, Switzerland www.ville-ge.ch/meg/index.php
Musée d’Yverdon et région Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland http://www.musee-yverdon-region.ch
Museo di Antropologia Ed Etnologia Florence, Italy http://museoantropologia.unito.it/index.php/it/
Museo di Scienze Naturali Enrico Caffi Bergamo, Italy http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/
Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini Roma, Italy http://www.pigorini.beniculturali.it/
Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de La Rochelle La Rochelle, France http://www.museum-larochelle.fr/
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom http://maa.cam.ac.uk/
National Museum of Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark http://en.natmus.dk/
National Museum of Ireland Dublin, Ireland http://www.museum.ie/Home
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Washington, United States https://naturalhistory.si.edu/
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, United States http://www.nmai.si.edu/
National Museums Scotland Edinburgh, United Kingdom http://www.nms.ac.uk/
Peabody Essex Museum Salem, United States https://www.pem.org/
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge, United States https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/
Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford, England https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/
Pointe du Buisson Musée Québécois D’Archéologie Beauharnois, Quebec http://www.pointedubuisson.com/
Pomona College Museum of Art Claremont, United States https://www.pomona.edu/museum/
Rochester Museum and Science Center Rochester, United States http://www.rmsc.org/
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Canada http://www.rom.on.ca/en
San Diego Museum of Man San Diego, United States http://www.museumofman.org/
The British Museum London, United Kingdom http://www.britishmuseum.org/
The Hunterian, the University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/
The Manitoba Museum Winnipeg, Canada https://manitobamuseum.ca/main/
The University Museum, SIUE Edwardsville, United States https://www.siue.edu/community/museum.shtml
U-M LSA Museum of Anthropology Ann Arbor, United States https://lsa.umich.edu/ummaa
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Philadelphia, United States https://www.penn.museum/
Weltmuseum Wien Vienna, Austria https://www.weltmuseumwien.at/en/

Studying the Great Lakes holdings at the musée du quai Branly in Paris: Mnawaate Corbiere, Paula Whitlow, Cory Willmott and Ruth Phillips (2013).