Museum Anthropology Review is an open access journal whose purpose is the wide dissemination of peer-reviewed articles, reviews, essays, obituaries and other content advancing the field of material culture and museum studies, broadly conceived. The journal is edited by Jason Baird Jackson in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.
While, during its first year (2007) the journal itself was published on this site, the journal is now published using Open Journal Systems by the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. Find it online here, where it is part of the IUScholarWorks Journals project. With the launch of MAR in OJS, this site has become a legacy operation. All of the content originally published here remains available here. To access this material, consult the Contents or Author tabs. But please note, the content that was published here serially, item-by-item was republished in paginated PDF (as well as in HTML) format in volume 1, number 1 and number 2 as provided in the MAR OJS site. Browse or search all of the back content to the journal, including the materials that also appear here, in the MAR Archives, found here.
Through July 2009, Museum Anthropology Review will continue to share its editorial office with a separate journal–Museum Anthropology and readers are urged to consult Museum Anthropology via the online portal AnthroSource. AnthroSource access to Museum Anthropology offers a chance to consult the journal’s rich archive as well as it’s current issues. Unlike Museum Anthropology Review, Museum Anthropology is the official journal of the Council for Museum Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. Readers of Museum Anthropology Review are encouraged to consider joining and supporting the Council for Museum Anthropology.
To learn more about open access publishing in anthropology, consult the Open Access Anthropology weblog.
The current banner photograph pictures the headquarters of the Longaberger Company near Newark, Ohio. The photograph and its many paradoxical resonances evoke some of the complexities being examined today by scholars in museum and material culture studies, including the contributors to Museum Anthropology Review.