About Us

The University of Arkansas Museum is an administrative unit of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and seeks to serve the campus, the community, and research scholars.

University faculty may request loans of specimens for their classes or arrange to bring their classes to the University Collections Facility for a visit. Specimens and their associated documentation are available for comparative and research purposes by faculty, qualified students, and visiting scholars. We also fulfill our public service and outreach mission through community engagement programs and loans to other institutions for exhibits.


The University of Arkansas Museum is dedicated to sharing and expanding knowledge through interdisciplinary collection-based research, interpretation, and education for the betterment of the UA community and State of Arkansas.


The University of Arkansas Museum traces its beginnings to an early geology teaching collection, which is documented to 1873. From a modest beginning, the collections grew to millions of objects encapsulating the fields of archeology, ethnology, history, geology, and zoology.


The Museum does not have traditional public spaces like most museums. For that reason, access to the facility is limited to prearranged research inquiries, guided tours, and special events. Do not stop by the Museum without first contacting Museum staff. NEW: We are now offering limited virtual collection tours! For more information, please visit this page or contact us.


Contact Us

Mary Suter
Curator of Collections
Room 125



Laurel Lamb
Curator of Education & Engagement
Room 120