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 9 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.

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.