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  • Arizona State Museum Arizona State Museum

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement-The Arizona State Museum, an anthropology museum, preserves information and creates knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Arizona and surrounding regions.

Description

Arizona State Museum...

  • is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest, established in 1893 by the Arizona Territorial Legislature.
  • is the state's official permitting agency for archaeological and paleontological projects across the state.
  • is the state’s official archaeological repository and is the largest/busiest non-federal intake facility in the country.
  • administers the Arizona Antiquities Act; assists state and federal agencies in enforcing related legislation and repatriation.
  • is the University of Arizona’s anthropology museum and is one of the oldest research units on the campus.
  • hosts researchers from around the world who use the collections to expand the frontiers of knowledge in archaeology, ethnology, and ethnohistory.
  • accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
  • is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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