Gallery closed to the public

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Hearst Museum. The Hearst’s gallery is currently closed to the public while staff prioritize repatriation under NAGPRA & CalNAGPRA. We are currently able to provide limited access to our collection for UC Berkeley research and teaching, as well as visits from tribal communities.

Responsibility for repatriation and  NAGPRA has moved to the office of the Chancellor’s Designee and Assistant Chancellor for Government and Community Relations (GCR), Chris Treadway.  The NAGPRA Program Manager and Repatriation Coordinator is Alex Lucas.  

For NAGPRA Inquiries, please contact Alex Lucas email: or phone:(510) 570-0964.


Getting Here


The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is located in 102 Anthropology and Art Practice Building on Bancroft Way at College Avenue on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The Museum entrance is located through the courtyard, on the southern side of the building. The Downtown Berkeley BART station is about a 20 minute walk from the Museum. The following bus lines have stops within a 5 minute walk of the Museum: 6, 36, 51B, 52, 79, F.


Metered street parking is generally available in the immediate area. The nearest paid public parking lot is the Underhill Lot. Weekend parking is available at the Bancroft Lot.


The Museum’s newly renovated Gallery strives to provide excellence in accessibility for all visitors. The entrance and all exhibit spaces are wheelchair accessible. Content is provided at standard heights with all text in large, legible fonts. A variety of furniture is provided throughout the Gallery to provide resting points for all guests. All exhibit cases and displays are cane detectable. Public restrooms are located near the Gallery. With advance notice, we are happy to provide additional support for guests with specific needs.