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Department of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology


The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology's (DUMA) mission is to teach about the ethical practice of conservation, interpretation, and administration of anthropological collections, including objects and their records, and to serve as a resource and research center for the conservation, interpretation, and analysis of anthropological collections held in the public trust.

The University of Denver's Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) is a teaching museum and laboratory for experiential learning, and research center for students, faculty and visiting researchers. The museum gallery hosts exhibits curated by DU faculty, graduate students, and community curators and organizations. DUMA supports the master's level Museum and Heritage Studies Program in Anthropology. This year, three faculty members from the department of anthropology and art history received a Dean's Award for Interdisciplinary Studies for collaboration between their two museum studies programs. Admission to the DUMA gallery is free and open to the public.

To join DUMA's email list, please click here to send an email with your name and email information.

Upcoming Events


Our gallery is free and open to the public. During scheduled exhibits, the gallery is typically open Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4pm or by appointment.

To confirm gallery hours or for persons needing special accommodations, please call 303-871-2687 or email [email protected]

Directions & parking


DUMA is located at 2000 E. Asbury, Sturm Hall Room 102.

From I-25: Take the University Blvd. exit. Turn South off exit ramp. Turn right at Asbury. Sturm Hall will be on your left at the intersection of Race and Asbury. The gallery is on the first floor in room 102.

From Evans:

Going West, turn right on Race St. and Sturm Hall will be on your right at the intersection of Race and Asbury. The gallery is on the first floor in room 102.

Going East, turn left on High St. Turn right on Asbury. Sturm Hall will be on your right at the intersection of Asbury and Race. The gallery is on the first floor in room 102.


Hourly parking ($1.50/hr) is available at Asbury Avenue Lot #317 and the Evans Garage Lot #301. One hour parking is available on surrounding streets. Visit the DU Parking services website for a campus map and construction updates

NAGPRA Community of Practice

DUMA is leading an initiative to develop a network for museum professionals engaged in implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This community of practice will bring together individuals with all levels of NAGPRA expertise to connect, collaborate, and increase capacity.  Learn more

SAVE-THE-DATE: On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, join NAGPRA practitioners in Fairbanks, Alaska, for a day of conversations before the Review Committee meeting , August 21-22. Sign up for project updates for location and agenda information.

Do you work with a museum, Native American tribe, Native Hawaiian Organization, or a state or federal agency? We are conducting a survey to develop a picture of NAGPRA implementation and identify opportunities for the future. Take the survey here

Sign up to receive project updates and info on how to connect and collaborate.