One of the biggest priorities for the University of Arkansas Museum is to make our collections accessible for research and learning. With our wide-ranging collections, there are a variety of opportunities for research.

Here are a few examples of past research efforts at the Museum: Archeological textile research being conducted with a microscope.

  • A retired Environmental Protection Agency scientist doing independent research on the land snails of Arkansas for an upcoming book and a faculty member determining distributions of Bewick’s wrens.  
  • University classes in ornithology, ecology, herpetology, mammalogy, and classics borrow specimens for class use or visit the University Collections Facility to view fragile specimens.  
  • A research station archaeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey studies Ozark Plateau bluff shelter seeds to understand prehistoric plant domestication. 


Submit a Research Inquiry

The Museum welcomes research inquiries. Complete the form below to submit your request. Staff will contact you shortly. Please allow two business days.