Office of the Director
The Office of the Director is the Museum’s principal administrative unit. Contact PAHMA-Admin@berkeley.edu for general questions or to contact the Museum’s Faculty or Executive Director.
Have a question about the gallery or the latest exhibits and programs? Contact PAHMA-Gallery@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-1191
Interested in volunteering at the Museum? Contact PAHMA-Volunteering@berkeley.edu.
The Museum’s Development Division maintains communications with friends and supporters, and secures private gifts and grants to support the Museum’s mission. For general questions, contact PAHMA-Development@berkeley.edu.
Collections and Conservation Division
The Collections and Conservation Division is responsible for all aspects of care and preservation of the Museum’s collections and for facilitating access to them. For general questions, please contact PAHMA-Collections@berkeley.edu.
Interested in using the collections for research purposes? Please review our policy here and fill out our Research Access Request form.
Interested in using the collections in your teaching? Contact PAHMA-CollectionsClassUse@berkeley.edu.
For questions concerning conservation projects at the Museum or the care of your own collections, contact PAHMA-Conservation@berkeley.edu.
Cultural Policy and Repatriation Division
In partnership with UC Berkeley and UC system-wide decision-makers, the Cultural Policy and Repatriation Division administers the Hearst Museum’s continued compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The Division also coordinates the Museum’s response to international restitution and traditional care requests, conducts due diligence for potential acquisitions, contributes to stakeholder outreach for programming, and serves as liaison to the Museum’s Native American Advisory Council.
For general questions, contact PAHMA-CulturalPolicy@berkeley.edu.
For questions concerning repatriation, contact PAHMA-Repatriation@berkeley.edu.
Education and Interpretation Division
The Education and Interpretation Division oversees the use of the Museum for teaching and learning. This includes exhibit development and design, planning of tours, and making the Museum’s collections and exhibits accessible and engaging for audiences from the Berkeley community and beyond.
Have a question about the gallery or the latest exhibits and programs? Contact PAHMA-Gallery@berkeley.edu.
Have an idea for an exhibit or an educational program, or input on what you want to see at the Hearst? Contact PAHMA-Education@berkeley.edu.
The Registration Division oversees and implements collections policies and procedures on acquisitions, deaccessions, loans, analytical sampling, insurance, and risk management, and coordinates research access and maintains the intellectual documentation and records related to the Museum’s collection. The Division supports professional education through museum studies internships on the Berkeley campus and in partnership with accredited graduate museum studies programs.
For general questions and document access, contact PAHMA-Registration@berkeley.edu.
For outgoing loan requests, please review policy here. Contact PAHMA-Registration@berkeley.edu.
If you are interested in donating objects or have questions about collections acquisition, please review museum policy here and fill out the questionnaire. Contact PAHMA-Registration@berkeley.edu.
If you are interested in reproductions of media in our collection, please review policy here and fill out the appropriate form. Contact PAHMA-MediaPermissions@berkeley.edu.
For analytical sampling requests, please review policy here. Contact PAHMA-Registration@berkeley.edu.
The Museum cannot provide authenticity services nor evaluations.
Research, Information, and Publications Division
The Research, Information, and Publications Division is responsible for managing and improving the Museum’s knowledge about its collections, providing the means to access and work with this information, facilitating research on the collections, and disseminating information about the Museum’s collections to its many audiences.
For general questions, please contact PAHMA-Research@berkeley.edu.
For information about the archaeological collections, contact PAHMA-Archaeology@berkeley.edu.
For information about the ethnological collections, contact PAHMA-Ethnology@berkeley.edu.
For information about the osteological collections, contact PAHMA-Osteology@berkeley.edu.