The Museum of Anthropology at Mizzou is a place of continual discovery.

Each year the Museum hosts an extraordinary range of exhibitions and outreach programs, while being stewards to a collection of over 35,000 objects and a vast repository of archaeological research collections and material. The MoA is the only anthropology museum in Missouri and supports the University of Missouri academic community as well as outreach throughout the state.

A gift to the MoA helps provide comprehensive support to a spectrum of programs that serve our neighbors throughout Missouri, visitors and scholars from around the world who seek out our collections, and students who will be the researchers and teachers of the future. If you have a specific program, collection, or other priority that you would like your gift to support or would like to learn more about specific ways to support the MoA, please call 573-882-3573 to speak to a staff member who can assist you in the process.

Please, help provide a bright future for our past, and give today.

Ways to Give

Private giving is essential to the Museum of Anthropology's ability to succeed and provide for the future and we want to thank alumni and friends for the roles they play in furthering our mission to broaden the understanding of human behavior, past and present, through research, interpretation, and preservation of ethnographic and archaeological materials.

To donate remotely, or via credit or debit card, you may click the button:

Please be sure to choose "Other" where it asks the DESIGNATION and note that the donation is for the Museum of Anthropology - AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY  in the Gift Instructions box. 

Monetary donations may be given when you visit the MoA in person via cash or check. Drop off with staff in the museum office (1020 Lowry St., Ellis Library Rm 1). We are currently under construction, so please call so we know when to expect you!

To mail your gifts to the MoA by check, simply make it payable to MU Museum of Anthropology and address it to:
Museum of Anthropology
101 Museum Support Center
1411 S Rock Quarry Road
Columbia, MO 65211

Please be sure to indicate, either in the Memo field of the check or on an accompanying note, how you wish to direct your gift (e.g. exhibits, programs, nonspecified, etc). If you have any questions, please e-mail or call 573-882-3573.

Another Way to Leave Your Legacy

Planned giving via large gifts, endowments, or bequests can provide an excellent way for you to create a lasting legacy of support at the Museum of Anthropology. The MoA, working in partnership with the University of Missouri’s Office of Advancement, can tailor bequests and structure gifts of stock, real estate, life insurance, or retirement plans to maximize tax savings for you while providing meaningful support for the Museum.

By publicly recognizing donors, we believe we will motivate others to join their peers in supporting the Museum of Anthropology, however if a donor wishes to remain anonymous, we will respectfully honor that request to the extent allowed by law. MU's Donor Bill of Rights outlines our commitment to confidentiality and the importance of the trust our donors place in us.

If you would like to explore making a planned gift to support the MoA, or have already included the museum in your estate plan but haven't yet notified us, contact us at 573-882-3573 or reach out to MU's Donor Relations —we look forward to hearing from you.

If you are interested in donating material and/or objects to the Museum's collections, please visit our Acquisitions page.

If you have additional questions after reading through our process, please do not hesitate to email us:

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What will your donation support?

Gifts to the Museum of Anthropology provide programmatic support, such as:

  • graduate student research
  • work study opportunites for undergraduates
  • educational programs for k-12 students
  • collections management, curation and preservation
  • community outreach programs
  • lectures
  • exhibits

... and so much more. 

Visitors, scholars, students, researchers, teachers, and community members - all of them depend on you to help the MoA broaden our understanding of humanity and the world.