Get to know our anthropologists and archaeologists, and support research across the globe.

A woman behind a table speaks to two people. There are cultural items on the table and on many shelves behind the woman.

The Anthropology Alliance is a group of members with a shared interest in human history, culture, and experience.

 Your membership supports the essential work of Field Museum anthropologists, who care for more than 1.5 million objects and artifacts, use the latest technology in their research, and conduct fieldwork around the world. Members enjoy exclusive events and programs with Field anthropologists, as well as behind-the-scenes access to their work.

Join the Anthropology Alliance

Explore exhibitions like Cyrus Tang Hall of China through early access and curator-led tours.  

Lucy Hewett

Support collections care. Volunteer Lani Chan catalogs a ceramic fragment from the Java Sea Shipwreck collection, which includes more than 7,500 items. 


To become an Anthropology Alliance member, join the Discovery Circle at the Adventurer level ($250+) and make a suggested gift of $100 or more to the Anthropology department. A student membership rate is available. 

In addition to all Discovery Circle benefits, Anthropology Alliance members have the chance to experience: 

  • Special programs and events with Field anthropologists

  • Exclusive updates from curators and collections experts

  • Joint opportunities with partner organizations

As an Anthropology Alliance member, you’re helping us explore two million years of humanity and understand how the past shapes life today. 

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