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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

505-277-4405

Mission :

The mission of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is to increase knowledge and understanding of the human cultural experience across space and time. The museum serves this mission by collecting, maintaining, researching, and interpreting anthropological materials. The mission statement is based on recognition that material objects, as manifestations of the practical and symbolic lives of human groups, represent a tangible and irreplaceable source of information for the study of human behavior. The museum supports and complements the University's functions of education and research, and, in addition, provides educational opportunities to the public outside of the University community.

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