Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Founded in 1901, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is dedicated to the study of cultures from yesterday and today, both near and far. Today, the Museum contains an estimated 3.8 million objects from California and around the world, as well as extensive documents, photographs and film recordings. We continue a legacy of enrichment and education, functioning as a research unit for the University of California, Berkeley by supporting scholarly discovery and community-based research. The American Alliance of Museums reaccredited the Hearst Museum in 2018.
Located in the heart of the Berkeley campus, we have grown into a museum that studies the past and the present in order to encourage dialogue, understanding, and respect. We facilitate connections by helping people relate to objects, cultures, and to one another.
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology's digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images from the 1930s to the 1990s. The collection includes films related to Native American art and boat making, as well as footage of the Golden Gate International Exposition and a conversation between anthropologists Alfred L. Kroeber and Samuel A. Barrett.