The mission of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, an organized research unit of the University of California, is to present to its audiences the processes and findings of anthropological interpretations of its collections; to illuminate the diversity and particularity of ways of being human, both past and present; and to explore how different ways of being human are made possible by the creation, modification, and use of material objects. The Museum recognizes as one of the primary means of accomplishing its mission, the sponsorship of research on its collections by members of the University community and of researchers from anthropology and related disciplines from outside the University.
Please see the Museum's updated Policy for Access to the Museum's Collections for information about scheduling a visit. To schedule a visit, please fill out an Access Request Form at least six weeks before your desired visit. To schedule a NAGPRA visit, please click here for additional information.