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Honors and Awards

2016

“Storytelling: Hmong American Voices” exhibit won the Illinois Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award

The Pick Museum was honored with the Illinois Association of Museums Excellence Award in Publications for the 50th Anniversary Collections’ Catalog.

The Pick Museum was awarded a $19,750 grant from the Dunham Fund and $20,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation for a two-year project to document and share the experiences of Burmese Karen refugees living in northern Illinois. 

2015

In honor of the generous endowment from James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick, the Anthropology Museum was renamed The James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology. 

“Curated by DeKalb: 50 Years of the Anthropology Museum” exhibit won the Illinois Association of Museums Gold Anniversary Award and Excellence Award in Best Practices.

The Pick Museum Director, Jennifer Kirker Priest received the university’s SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence

2014

The Pick Museum received a $150,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to purchase additional compact storage as part of its Collections Rehousing Project.

The Pick Museum was awarded a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Pick Museum was named recipient of the Illinois Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award from the in the area of best practices for its exhibition, “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake.” 

2013

The Illinois Association of Museums awarded The Pick Museum with the Superior Achievement Award for its student-produced exhibition, “Trowels & Fair Trade: Revealing the Underground Railroad and Contemporary Slavery,” curated by Ashlee Craig and Kweku Williams.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a Preservation Assistance grant to the Pick Museum of Anthropology.

 

Contact Us

James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick
Museum of Anthropology
Cole Hall 114
815-753-2011
jkirker@niu.edu 

Hours

Tuesday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday

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