In 2006, the Native American Studies Ad Hoc Committee, currently named the Native American Studies Advisory Committee, was formed to start building a pottery collection with the hope that one day it would become an important part of the Center’s mission and future. Through grants, donations, and sponsorships this collection has grown to include several individual collections–The Duke Energy Collection and the Thomas J. Blumer Collection just to name a few, these collections combined total over thirteen hundred pieces of pottery, archaeological artifacts, and other Native American crafts.
Our Acquired Collections
As the collection continues to grow, we are assessing ways to make the information available to researchers, academics, museums, and the general public. One way to achieve this goal is through traveling exhibits and loans to other institutions from the collection. The Center offers several exhibits that can travel to off-site locations.
South Carolina Native American Arts and Crafts Collection Inventory
The Center is in the process of creating a research inventory of Native American arts and crafts collections from museums, universities, and influential private collections statewide in order to give researchers a list of all topic related collections in the state, contact information, background information and photos.