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Wenner-Gren Celebrates 70th Anniversary
February marks the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s 70th anniversary. The Foundation (then known as The Viking Fund) was incorporated in 1941 at the behest of Axel Wenner-Gren with a donation of $2 million dollars. Today the Foundation provides over $5 million dollars each year in support of Anthropology worldwide.
To commemorate its anniversary, the Foundation has added a new History section to its website featuring a number of resources for visitors interested in the Foundation and its role in discipline history. Chief among these are recordings from the renowned Wenner-Gren Supper Conference series, which visitors can stream and listen to announcements of discoveries and critical analysis from such eminent figure