Research at IUMAA

As an Indiana University research center, scholarly research is central to the work of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Museum’s collections are an invaluable resource for research on diverse societies. The Museum is also a venue where research on informal education and life-long learning takes place.

In these and other ways, research on the human condition is the glue that holds the Museum’s diverse activities together. IUMAA research happens in the Museum’s collections, laboratories, galleries, online platforms, in communities across Indiana, and in distant locations around the world.

IU Faculty and K-12 Teachers

Class Tours

Museum visits can enhance and enrich your curriculum. To schedule a guided tour or classroom space that allows for short-term use of artifacts for instruction, inspiration, and exploration please email Inquiries will be directed to the appropriate department. We encourage you to schedule these visits at least one month in advance as we continue settling into our newly renovated space.

Collaboration & Partnerships

The IUMAA invites and encourages opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with IU faculty, academic departments, and university organizations. We're eager to work with representatives from around the campus to develop or host special exhibits, events, conferences, and symposia aligned with the Museum's mission. If you're interested in working with us, please email with your ideas!

More about research

Check out our videos!

Hear directly from IUMAA staff and researchers who are sharing how they use our collections in their research:

IUMAA YouTube channel