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Mural by Thomas 'Breeze' Marcus for the 2014 Indian Fair & Market.

Press Room

If you’re a member of the media, the Heard Museum Marketing team is ready to assist you.

Heard Museum Media Contact:

Mark Scarp
Public Relations/Communications Manager

Please contact Mark for all your public relations needs, including exhibits, events and programming, as well as interview/photo requests and media credentials requests. Direct all advertising inquiries or solicitations to Debbie Longley at Owens Harkey Advertising, d.longley@owensharkey.com.

Visit the Museum News page to view our latest news articles.

Media Kit

Heard Museum Fact Sheet

Heard Museum History Fact Sheet

Heard Museum Shops Fact Sheet

Image Downloads for Media

Members of the media can download images from a Dropbox account. To gain access, contact Mark Scarp.

Photography Policies:

  • Photography for personal use only is permitted unless otherwise noted.
  • No flash, video light or tripods are allowed in the galleries.
  • Copyright for many works of art in the museum rests with the artists. The Heard Museum does not assume liability for violation of copyright law by a photographer (Title 17, United States Code).
  • During the Hoop Dance Contest, Indian Fair or other performance venues, photography for personal use only is permitted during the performances unless announced otherwise. Representatives of recognized media must present identification to a marketing/public relations department representative in order to receive a credential to cover such events. Freelancers must present to the marketing/public relations department a letter from his or her recognized-media client(s) showing he or she is covering our event as their contractor. Please ask competitors or their families for permission to take photos outside the arena.
  • Photography of any kind may not be used for publication without written permission from the museum and/or artists.
  • Commercial photography is prohibited unless prior arrangements (including compensation) have been made with the museum.
  • Credentialed members of the media may contact a member of the marketing staff for more information concerning photography of public events or museum galleries.

Press Releases – Current News

Heard Museum Media Release – World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Results 2016

Heard Museum Media Release- Heard Museum Receives $1.1 million from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Heard Museum Media Release – Heard Museum Names David M. Roche Director and Chief Executive Officer

Press Releases – Past Exhibits

Heard Museum Media Release – Heard Museum Media Release – Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!

Heard Museum Fact Sheet – Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!

Heard Museum Media Release – Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay

Heard Museum Fact Sheet – Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

Visitor Guide

Heard Museum Visitors Guide for Sept. - Dec., 2016

View the Sept.- Dec. 2016 Visitor Guide

Browse the rest of our downloadable materials on the Brochures & Guides page →


The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.

Photograph Credits

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are courtesy of either the Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives or the following museum staff and supporters: Caesar Chaves, Debra Krol, Taylor Peterson, Mark Scarp, Apphia Shirley, Craig Smith, Megan Richmond, Jewel Clark and Lizard Light Productions.