The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is an sub-department of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. This forms part of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The museum reports to a Museum Committee drawn from across the University and appointed by the Faculty Board of Human, Social, and Political Science, which meets once a term.

The Museum is one of eight accredited University of Cambridge Museums and Collections. Together, these institutions form a partnership: University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). In April 2012 the UCM were awarded Major Partner Museum Funding from Arts Council England for 2012 – 15 to support our ambitious Connecting Collections programme. In July 2014 we were delighted to hear that Arts Council England awarded the University of Cambridge Museums further Major Partner Museum Funding for 2015 – 18.


The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology administers two historic endowments, the Crowther-Beynon Fund and the Frederick Williamson Memorial Fund, from which research grants are made available annually.

Guidance for the annual competitions can be downloaded here:

Frederick Williamson Memorial Fund 2020 (Deadline 15 March)

Crowther Beynon Application Form 2020 (Deadline 15 April)

Governance documents

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    • Annual Report:

      To download  previous Annual Reports please go to MAA Annual Reports.They are listed in date order as shown in the file name eg “AR1886 2nd” indicates it is the second report produced and it is for the year 1886. Please be aware that these reports are in pdf format and are quite large, ranging from 2mb to 5mb.