Notice: The Autry will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 24.

Research & Collections

close-up of a basket with feathers and shells woven into it

Pomo feather basket, sedge root coiled on a three-rod willow foundation, early to mid-1900s. Gift of Mrs. Cora Bowen. Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry Museum; 676.G.1

Stewardship — Engagement — Transparency

The Resources Center of the Autry is the heart of the museum’s collections stewardship, research, and educational activities. Within this over 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility reside the collection, a specially designed reading room, tribal consultation spaces, and collections care rooms. Please click here to learn more about the building.

The Autry believes in prioritizing and respecting the powers of self-representation, cultural agency, integrity, and sovereignty for peoples whose cultural materials we hold. The Resources Center serves to care for and provide access to these collections through exemplary stewardship. We provide a wide range of access in order to promote research, engagement, and awareness about the histories, peoples, and cultures of the American West.

In addition, we are committed to consulting and collaborating with Native nations and Indigenous communities on the interpretation, management, access, and care of Native collections. We do so because we understand these items to be the living cultural representatives of the Native nations and Indigenous communities from which they emanate. Accordingly, instructions and directives from these communities inform the interactions that Autry staff, and subsequently researchers, have with these materials. Through consultation and collaboration, we aim to augment understanding of the knowledge, histories, and lives contained within each item.

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.


MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS
Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

DINING
Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.