Lam Museum of Anthropology grand reopening celebration

Former Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology has new name and location

The community is invited to celebrate the grand reopening of the Timothy S.Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology at its new location on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus.

The outdoor event will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. and include:

  • A mock archaeological dig
  • Lessons in Cherokee syllabary
  • Paper basket weaving
  • A selection of Day of the Dead crafts
  • Live music and demonstrations from local musician Chris Pyle on the banjo

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available and guests are welcome to explore the museum’s new exhibits. Visitors to the Wake Forest campus are required to wear masks while indoors.

The Lam Museum, formerly The Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology, is located in Palmer Hall off Carroll Weathers Drive. Directions and parking information are available here.

For more information on the Lam Museum visit or email On Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @lammuseum

The museum is open to the public Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

About the Lam Museum

In 2012, Wake Forest alumnus Timothy S. Y. Lam (’60) donated his collection of more than 500 pieces of Tang Dynasty Chinese ceramics to the Museum of Anthropology. The collection is the largest and most comprehensive group of artifacts in the United States from the Changsha kilns, an important archaeological site linked to the medieval Silk Roads.

This year, Mr. Lam’s family continued the spirit of his original gift. Ellen Lam, his wife, and their sons, Tim Jr. (’93) and Marcus (’98) created a new academic excellence fund for the Museum. The Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology has been renamed the Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology in honor of Tim Sr. and the Lam family’s support of our mission.

More on the Lam Family can be found in the Wake Forest Magazine here.

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