The Anna Gillespie Collection

Objects of Everyday Life in Laos

Sociologist Anna Gillespie lived and worked largely in Vientiane, Laos from 1994 to 2009. She referred to her collection of 40 artifacts as “Objects of Everyday Life.” The collection mainly consists of a wide array of items made of bamboo that includes fish traps, tables and baskets used to prepare and store food.

The Anna Gillespie Collection is held within the Anthropology Collections by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University. If you would like more information on the collection, please contact Dr. Arleyn Simon, Curator of the SHESC Collections, at 480-965-6957 or via e-mail at Arleyn.Simon@asu.edu.