Join other anthropology and archaeology enthusiasts in promoting the Field Museum's work in anthropology research.

Women look at objects from the Museum's anthropological collections.

The Anthropology Alliance at the Field Museum is an auxiliary group for anthropology and archaeology enthusiasts. The Anthropology Alliance is an open-membership group of donors who support and promote interest in the work of the Field Museum's anthropologists. 

Museum anthropologists build and maintain the Field's world class cultural collections, which include over 600,000 objects documenting the diversity and accomplishments of humankind. Our scientists conduct laboratory and collections-based research at the Museum and at field sites throughout the world and share their discoveries through publications, exhibitions and educational programs.


Membership in the Alliance requires an annual contribution of at least $500, divided as follows:

  • An Discovery Circle membership at the Adventurer level or above
  • A contribution directed to the Anthropology Department ($250 minimum)


  • Discovery Circle benefits
  • Evening programs led by Anthropology staff 
  • Access to Anthropology curators and staff 
  • Access to the 99% of collections not on view to the public
  • Member e-newsletters highlighting recent department updates and Alliance news
  • Opportunities to volunteer on Anthropology Alliance committees 
  • Occasional field trips and tours

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