Museum of Peoples and Cultures Moves to a New Location

Capacity for artifacts, research, and patrons has been increased.

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures has relocated to the corner of Canyon Road and 2230 North in Provo, next to BYU’s Outdoors Unlimited. This museum, which offers free admission, is celebrating its new space with a new exhibit representing the history of the museum at BYU. The items displayed are from various collections that have been gathered throughout the world—from South America to Asia.

The museum, maintained by the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, gives students opportunities to teach and conduct research. Under the direction of Museum Director Pail Stavast, five anthropology graduate students designed the new exhibit.

The new location will accommodate larger groups of visitors than the former facility, including Boy and Girl Scout troops, school groups, university classes, and families.

“We are very excited about this move and the new space,” Stavast said. “It is beautiful and spacious and will allow us the flexibility to properly care for, research, and display the artifacts to learn about and tell the story of so many peoples and cultures.”

Find more information about the museum on their website.