Director of Heritage Services, Dr. Laura Jones, leads students in the SUAC exhibition course in a campus archaeology tour (2016).

SUAC's collections connect people across campus and beyond.

SUAC and the Stanford Archaeology Center collaborate with many allied groups and communities through research, outreach, grants, special collections projects, and other creative initatives. If you are interested in learning more about ways we partner with shared interest groups, please contact us

Stanford Archaeology Center

SUAC is part of the Stanford Archaeology Center, which manages these cultural heritage collections on behalf of the university. The Center aims to facilitate and encourage innovative, collaborative research in global material and cultural heritage.


Stanford Heritage Services

Stanford Heritage Services is responsible for the campus archaeology program, transferring excavated materials to SUAC for permanent curation and management. Heritage Services documents, evaluates, and interprets Stanford’s diverse heritage resources: archaeological sites, historic buildings, structures, and landscapes.

Heritage Services, Land, Buildings & Real Estate

Stanford Native American Cultural Center

Stanford Archaeology Center and SUAC collections partner with the Native American Cultural Center to support its mission of helping American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders on campus and beyond to realize goals and prepare for the future. SUAC strives to be an accessible resource for research, education, and representation by and for indigenous people. 

Native American Cultural Center

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

SUAC and at the Cantor Center both originated in the Stanford family's personal collections and the first University Museum. Today, these institutions are united by historic connections and contemporary goals of cultural stewardship and curatorial excellence.

Cantor Arts Center

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford Libraries, including the University Archives, allies with SUAC in innovative academic collaborations. These initiatives range from reconnecting library and material culture collections through exhibition to collaborating in the development of technologies for digitization and dissemination. 

Stanford Libraries