Guest Curators

We want to say thank you to our outgoing Guest Curator, Sharon Sherman! If you missed a chance to see her fantastic artifacts, please stop by the Guest Curator Archive Page. You can also examine all of our past Guest Curator’s as well.

Welcome to our Guest Curator, Geri-Ann Galanti!


I was an anthropologist for most of my life. After getting a PhD at UCLA, I taught biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and medical anthropology for 30 years in the California State University system, from which I retired a decade ago. My husband was also an anthropologist, and over the years we’ve collected ethnic art from all over the world. We’ve never aimed to have a collection of any specific culture or type; we’ve just bought what pleases us. Although many items in our collection were bought on our travels, others were purchased at Museum gift shops, art galleries, and garage sales. I’m currently back in school studying portrait photography.

If you are a folklorist or a collector of folklore/popular culture artifacts, please consider becoming a Guest Curator. Your objects will be highlighted here on a rotating basis.

All we ask is that the objects be yours, you have a photograph of the objects, and all or most of the information about the object (see the guidelines below, for more details).

Guest Curator Guidelines:

1. Artifacts must fall within the subject of our website (folklore, folk art, popular culture, etc).

2. Artifacts must be a part of your own personal collection.

3. Submissions must be limited to no more than five artifacts.

4. Submissions must contain a photograph of the artifact, as well as the title, purpose, country of origin, culture , materials, and dimensions of the artifact.

5. We also would like your photograph and a brief biography to accompany the collection.

Please contact, and write Guest Curator in the subject line for further information or with any questions. We cannot wait to highlight your collection!