Welcome! New Things are on the Way.

IUMAA is Indiana University’s newest museum and draws upon the strengths, rich collections, and connections to community of the former Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. These two collections include over 5 million artifacts that span across a broad range of human experiences. The museum is currently closed as we install newly-designed exhibits and learning labs that will enable visitors to learn more about cultural traditions, values, and beliefs of peoples of the world.

Macdonald appointed Executive Director

Indiana University has named Brandie Macdonald executive director of the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

She brings nearly 15 years of nonprofit leadership to the role, including extensive experience managing teams, curating exhibits, fundraising and relationship-building with Indigenous peoples. In her most recent role, she served as senior director of decolonizing initiatives at the Museum of Us in San Diego, California. Macdonald began her new role at IU on June 1.

Learn more about Macdonald

Support the IUMAA

Our Students

Students are at the heart of the new IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, working with museum staff to research, catalogue, interpret, and exhibit artifacts from around the world. You help support a variety of museum programs and activities, including paid internships for students!

Tax-Deductible Gift

Your tax-deductible gift will support these initiatives and more. They’ll help fund a new museum at IU and the state’s only museum of its kind.

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Build and Shape

Help build and shape IU's newest museum for the 21st century. IUMAA will  tell the story of humanity, from the rich heritage of Indiana’s First Peoples to the lives of contemporary Hoosiers, and how those stories are connected to peoples around the world. 


See the #IUquilt made with squares created by the IU community for Themester 2022: Identity and Identification. Learn more about IUMAA Quilts.
Practica at the museum provide students with hands-on experience while earning academic credit. Learn more here.
We're currently hiring staff positions at IUMAA. Find out more here.