Sample from Whitten Collection


At nearly 50,000 objects, the Spurlock Museum Artifact Collection seeks to document the human condition from all time periods and locations. We all eat, sleep, invent, and celebrate. The collection reflects that. Objects in the Artifact Collection range from priceless original and irreplaceable objects to mass-produced everyday items, replicas, and forgeries. Objects in the Artifact Collection are used for exhibition and research. A small percentage of the collection can be seen in our permanent galleries, while nearly all can be seen in our online database.

Educator Resources

Enhance your lessons with a hands-on artifact experience. The Museum’s Teaching Collection contains artifacts that can be loaned to area instructors.

Borrow Objects

From the Collection