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The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, holds over 10 million individual items in its archaeological , ethnological , archival, photo and skeletal collections. The collections come from all parts of the world, but have a Southwestern emphasis. The Maxwell is the only museum in the Southwest whose mission encompasses the entire history of mankind and culture around the world.
This comprehensive mission of the Museum is reflected in its two permanent exhibits. Ancestors shows 4 million years of human evolution, and People of the Southwest interprets 11,000 years of cultural history in the Southwest. Changing exhibits explore topics of anthropological interest from the contemporary Southwest, the Americas and the rest of the world.
As important as its support of public education is the Museum's commitment to research. The museum encourages research by UNM faculty, staff and students, as well as visiting scholars. The collections are accessible to researchers by appointment, which should be made well in advance by calling (505) 277-4405.
The Maxwell Museum Association is the Museum's public support organization. Membership provides benefits and also allows for closer involvement in the Museum's activities. To join the Association call (505) 277-0196