A New Museum for the 21st Century

IUMAA is Indiana University’s newest museum and draws upon the strengths and rich collections 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, from Indiana’s first peoples to contemporary communities. The museum is currently closed as we install newly-designed exhibits and learning labs that feature an inside-out approach  inviting visitors to come behind-the-scenes to learn more about our work. 

Macdonald appointed Executive Director

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

She will bring 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 will begin her new role at IU on June 1.

Learn more about Macdonald

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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 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