UPDATED 9/21/20: Our galleries, museum store, and library remain temporarily closed to the public. We do not yet have a re-opening date. Until we can welcome you back, stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Explore our Online Learning Resources.
Mission, Vision, and Values
The Arizona State Museum, an anthropology museum, preserves, creates, and shares knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Arizona and surrounding regions.
The Arizona State Museum aspires to create authentic, life-enriching experiences that broaden perspectives about and encourage respect for the region’s diverse cultural heritage.
Respect and Inclusiveness
Fostering trust, collaboration, appreciation, and diversity
Leadership and Excellence
Promoting integrity, initiative, high standards, and self-motivation
Scholarship and Professionalism
Encouraging creativity, rigorous inquiry, analysis, documentation, and communication; upholding ethical standards and anthropological principles
Commitment and Responsibility
Encouraging stewardship, accountability, institutional continuity, and legal, ethical, and fiscal responsibility
Accessibility and Responsiveness
Furthering service, sharing resources, flexibility
Knowledge and Life-Long Learning
Promoting curiosity and discovery