The ASU Museum of Anthropology was established in 1961. Originally located in the Social Science Building, it moved to the Anthropology Building (now School of Human Evolution and Social Change Building) in 1972.

The Museum of Anthropology fits Arizona State University’s mission to develop a rigorous and locally responsive intellectual culture through interdisciplinary teaching and community involvement. It provides an intimate, hands-on and explorative forum for faculty, students and community members to initiate and communicate original research and to push the boundaries of how we will define the relationship between anthropology and the public in the future.