The Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University will serve the academic mission of the university as a unit for teaching and learning that will be part of and contribute to the academic excellence experience.
The mission of the Museum is to promote discovery, learning, and an appreciation of human origins and cultures. The museum will be concerned with advancing the understanding of cultural diversity in a diachronic framework. The collections; public learning programs to be made available (workshops, lectures); and research to be shared (e.g., students' and faculty's) will serve greater public understanding, and appreciation of the human experience.
Through the integration of collections, education, and research the Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University will strive to promote learning and understanding of human and cultural origins, and diversity.
MARU Collections Include:
- Human osteological remains
- Megafauna remains (human and non-human bone samples)
- Archaeological artifacts (pottery, glass, stone)
- Extensive human evolution series of plaster/plastic casts