A New IU Museum for the 21st Century

A new 21st Century museum at Indiana University opens in 2023. The IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will present IU’s world-class collections from around the globe in newly-designed exhibit galleries and learning labs.

New Interim Director

Indiana University is delighted to announce that Sarah Junk Hatcher will serve as interim director Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Sarah has most recently served as head of programs and education for the IUMAA, working with faculty, community members, K-12 educators, and others to develop both traditional and non-traditional ways for the museum and its audiences to interact. Sarah’s role as interim director will focus on completing the move of the IUMAA collection to the new facility, completing interior design finishes, and continuing to advance efforts toward the opening of the museum. Her museum expertise spans 15 years. She is currently completing her doctorate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at IU, adding to her master’s degree in arts administration from the University of Oregon. Given her expertise, experience, and familiarity with IUMAA staff and operations, she has already hit the ground running, ensuring ongoing productivity during this transition.

Support IUMAA and 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. That's why we're seeking annual support for a variety of museum programs and activities, including paid internships for students. Learn more at https://crowdfunding.iu.edu/iumaa-a-new-museum-and-a-new-future

Help Build and Shape IUMAA

Help build and shape IU's newest museum for the 21st century. IUMAA will bring together over 5½ million objects from the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures to 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. 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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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 Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology provide students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in museums while earning academic credit. Learn more here
Interested in collections assistance, conservation assistance, marketing, development, or photography in museums? The IUMAA has some temporary positions that are currently available. Learn more about paid positions at IUMAA