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Volunteer

Nearly 800 members of the museum’s volunteer organizations give of their time and talents throughout the year. The Heard Museum Guild alone contributes more than 54,000 hours of volunteer time annually.

Heard Museum Guild →

Begin your volunteer journey with the Heard Museum Guild. Whether you have a few hours to help with a special event or time each week to provide guided tours, work in the Shop or help visitors at the information desk, there’s something for you.

Heard Museum Council →

This group offers a closer look inside the fascinating world of American Indian arts and cultures. The Council welcomes to its membership professional men and women who share an interest in Native people, their art and their lifeways.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

Visitor Guide


Heard Museum Visitors Guide for Oct. - Dec., 2017

View the Oct. – Dec. 2017 Visitor Guide

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

Appraisals


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: Craig Smith, Caesar Chaves, Megan Richmond, or Jewel Clark.