Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología

The mission of the Museo Nacional de Antropología is to investigate, conserve, exhibit, and showcase Mexico's most important archeological and ethnographic collections.

Conserving Mexico's Diverse Cultural Heritages

Museo Nacional de Antropología

The Museo Nacional de Antropología (NMA) was established in 1964 to serve as a space to study and reflect upon the rich indigenous history of Mexico. Located in Mexico City, it is the largest and most-visited museum in the country. The iconic, modern building, designed by Mexican architect Pedro Rami?rez Va?zquez, surrounds a striking courtyard, covered by what is known as the concrete umbrella. The collection preserves the archeological history of Mexico's many cultural groups throughout history and particularly pays homage to the country's indigenous cultures. Archeological items stretch back to 1790 and a vast collection of ethnographic objects illuminate the worldview and daily lives of Mexico's indigenous communities. The NMA produces insightful publications and research, and engages in educational programming centered on preserving the historical archive, digitizing collections, and conserving heritage. The museum connects students at universities with the institution's holdings and resources.

GRoW Support

2017

General Operating Support