The museum's Board of Advisors provides advice and counsel to the director and the museum staff, serves as a liaison to the community, and demonstrates community support and involvement for the museum's mission and goals.

Raymond Silverman, Chair
Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies and History of Art, University of Michigan 

Bill Booth
Owner, Booth Learning, Museum Consultant

Sean Duval
President and CEO, Golden International

Evelyn Margaret Evans
Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan

Maria Goodrich
Science Ambitious Teaching Instructional Coach, Ypsilanti Community Schools

Jenny Hagy
Senior Marketing Manager, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

Brenna Healy
Museum Student Docent Representative

Joyce Ho
Museum Student Docent Representative

Sharon Irvine
Assistant Superintendent of Labor Relations and Personnel, Brighton Area Schools

Janet Kahan
Curriculum Coordinator for Mathematics & Science, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

Mary Kerr
President and CEO, Destination Ann Arbor

Wayne Millette
Director, Office of Faculty Life, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan; Educator and CFO, Sensei Change Associates

Lester Monts
Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan

Susan Pollay
Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority, City of Ann Arbor

Justin Schell
Director, Sharpiro Design Lab, University Library, University of Michigan

Carla Sinopoli
Director, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology, at the University of New Mexico

Lisa Young
Lecturer IV, Department of Anthropology Research Affiliate, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan