Welcome to the
Maxwell Museum
of Anthropology

David Atlee Phillips
Interim Director


One of the nation’s finest anthropology museums, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
MSC01 1050
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


(505) 277-4405

Reflecting a broad mission that encompasses the entire history of humankind, the museum's collections are worldwide in scope, with extensive holdings from throughout North, South, and Central America, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. With its primary emphasis on the Southwest, the Maxwell is world-renowned for its holdings from this region. The Maxwell offers to visitors an opportunity to experience the richness of human lifeways in all their diverse expressions, providing a setting for both education and enjoyment unique in our state.

2013 Annual Report Executive Summary
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