Supporting The Anthropology Museum

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Support the Anthropology Museum in Becoming the Cultural Heart
of NIU and the DeKalb Community!

Please consider making a charitable donation to the Anthropology Museum and invest in our future.  Your contribution will aid the museum in carrying out its mission to foster imagination, curiosity and an appreciation for cultural diversity through dynamic educational experiences that explore the field of anthropology. All contributions are tax-deductible and go directly to supporting collections care, exhibit development, educational programs and community outreach.

Please make checks payable to The Anthropology Museum and mail to:

The Anthropology Museum
Department of Anthropology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

If you would like to make a donation electronically, please go to the NIU Foundation’s website at Make sure to specify that you would like to designate your donation to the Anthropology Museum!

For more information on ways to support the Anthropology Museum at NIU, please contact Jennifer Kirker-Priest, Executive Director, at 815.753.0230.


Volunteer Services

We welcome volunteers of all ages! We need help in cataloging and inventorying objects, creating artifact condition reports and volunteering for special events and programs. 

Please email the museum’s Director, Jennifer Kirker-Priest at or the museum’s Curator, Laura McDowell Hopper at if you are interested in donating your time.


Thank you for supporting The Anthropology Museum!