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Culture Cases
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Culture Cases

Available to borrow at no cost. Each case includes artifacts, replicas, a guidebook with cultural background information and suggested activities, and other books, objects, and posters to use in your classroom.

One week is the standard length of a loan, but we can usually be flexible. Please contact the Education Office to make a reservation, then pick up/drop off your reserved case at the front desk anytime during our hours of 9-5 on the day of.


  • This case has objects from Native American tribes such as the Fremont, Shoshone, and Ute, including things like a cradleboard, pottery, jewelry, and clothing. *Pair this case with a field trip to see the museum's exhibit on Utah Valley.

  • The American Southwest covers present-day Arizona and New Mexico, as well as regions of Utah, Colorado, Texas, California, and Mexico. This case includes objects like projectile points (arrowheads), baskets, and pottery from tribes such as Ancestral Puebloan (formerly Anasazi), Navajo/Dine, Hohokam, Hopi, and Zuni.

  • Polynesia is comprised of many different islands, including, Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii. The objects in this case include a tapa cloth, conch shells, poi balls, and various musical instruments from these beautiful islands.

  • Mesoamerica is a region extending south and east from central Mexico including parts of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua. This case features objects from the Maya and the Aztec civilizations, such as beautifully woven textiles, a metate for grinding corn, and projectile points (arrowheads).

  • Ancient Egypt is the north-eastern part of Africa. This case includes objects such as papyrus, a replica of the Rosetta Stone, and Egyptian funerary goods.

  • Ouelessebougou is a town located in the West African country of Mali. This culture case was made by the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance, and features instruments, jewelry, soap, and more!

  • Ancient Greece and Rome are in the Mediterranean and are the base of western civilization. This case includes a Roman oil lamp, Greek playing marbles, coins, tiles, and more.

  • The Andes were home to many of the greatest civilizations in the Americas, including the Inca. The objects in this case include llama wool, clay dishes, and ceremonial objects figurines.

Please check with the Education Office for case availability and to reserve.
MPC Education Office:
(801) 422-0022
mpc_programs@byu.edu.

Schedule a Tour

To schedule a tour or a field trip at the museum, please fill out this form.

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