Visitors attending a gallery opening


The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum of World Cultures is a regional center for cultural and archaeological collections from throughout history and across the globe.

The Spurlock Museum’s nine permanent exhibits represent historical and contemporary peoples from around the world. Special exhibits, based in the Campbell Gallery, serve as a springboard for unique programs, tours, and special events. Through our collections and educational programs, we help interpret the diversity of cultures through time and across the globe.

Drop in for a visit, arrange a tour, or research our collections. Experience performances, lectures, and creative activities at our Knight Auditorium and Zahn Learning Center. There's always something happening at Spurlock.

Quick Facts

Affiliated Organizations

  • Unversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Museums at the Crossroads
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Illinois Association of Museums
  • Illinois Collections Preservation Network
  • Accredited Museum (by the American Alliance of Museums)
  • Green Shield Certified

Invite Us to Your Next Meeting

A presentation about the Museum includes a history of the Museum, a brief tour of its galleries and facilities, a few artifact highlights, and information on upcoming programs, exhibits, and special events. This program is available to groups throughout central Illinois and can last from 20 to 45 minutes, including a period for questions.

Please contact Kim Sheahan to reserve this presentation for your group.