Artifacts of the Nationality Rooms

Notice

The Nationality Rooms are not generally accessible when classes are not in session or on days when tours are not offered, such as inter-term breaks or holidays.  Furthermore, no self-guided tours of the Nationality Rooms are currently offered.  In-person tours of the Nationality Rooms require advance registration at least three days in advance.  The registration form can be found under the Tours menu.  Tours times vary daily and can be found on the tour registration form.

There will be no tours offered on Monday, June 20 or Monday, July 4.

Over the years, individuals, organizations, and governments have donated objects to the Nationality Rooms.  These range from documents of historic significance to curiosities that bear more sentimental value.  When possible, these are displayed within the rooms themselves, but the staff oversee a significant collection of artifacts that are rarely seen in person.  The list below allows one to experience virtually the numerous objects that help to tell the story of the origins of Pittsburgh's residents.

Item Name Photo Ethnicity Category Acquisition Year
"Yugoslavia" Books 2015
Italian Multicultural Doll 5 Italian Dolls 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 1 Italian Dolls 2016
Punu White Mask 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 6 Italian Dolls 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 2 Italian Dolls 2016
Hemba Male Ceremonial Mask 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 7 Italian Dolls 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 3 Italian Dolls 2016
Dan Mask with Cowry Shells Ivory Coast 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 8 Italian Dolls 2016
Italian Multicultural Doll 4 Italian Dolls 2016
Bambara Ancestor Figure 2016
Guro Blue Faced Mask Ivory Coast 2016
Grandma Skapik's Sunday Blouse Costume 2017
Czechoslovak Embroidered Scarf Costume 2017
Lace Collar Costume 2017
Hungarian-English Dictionary Set Hungarian 2018
Hungarian Bas Relief of Dancers Hungarian 2018
Female Figurative Cup Hungarian 2018
Miniature Jug Hungarian 2018
Hollohaza Porcelain Man Hungarian 2018
Book about Hungary Hungarian 2018
Corkstoppers Sculptures Hungarian 2018
Face Decorated Stoneware Mini Jug Hungarian 2018
Hollohaza PorcelainWoman Hungarian 2018
Hollohaza Leaf Shaped Candy Dish Hungarian Functional Items 2018
Herend Guidebook Hungarian 2018
Heviz cup Hungarian 2018
Herend Shepherd Porcelain Figure Hungarian 2018
Hollohaza Porcelain Figurines Hungarian 2018
Hungarian Music CDs Hungarian Ephemera 2018
Small Black and Floral Vase Hungarian 2018
Zsolnay Candy Dish Hungarian 2018
Hollohaza Lidded Stein Hungarian Functional Items 2018
Fulani Hat Nigerian Costume 2019
Four Nigerian Farming Tools Nigerian Functional Items 2019
African Xylophone 2 African Musical Instruments unknown
Japanese Paper Dolls 9 Japanese Dolls unknown
Japanese Paper Doll 1 Japanese Dolls unknown
Japanese Paper Dolls 6 Japanese Dolls unknown
Irish Soil 1 Irish Other unknown
Japanese Paper Doll 3 Japanese Dolls unknown
Japanese Paper Doll 5 Japanese Dolls unknown
Irish Soil 2 Irish Other unknown
Japanese Paper Doll 7 Japanese Dolls unknown
Japanese Paper Dolls 4 Japanese Dolls unknown
African Xylophone 1 African Musical Instruments unknown
Japanese Paper Doll 8 Japanese Dolls unknown
Japanese Paper Doll 2 Japanese Dolls unknown