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 Emeritus, History of Art, African Studies and Museum Studies, University of Michigan (retired)

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
Biology Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University Board of Education Trustee, Ypsilanti Community Schools

Jenny Hagy
Project Manager, VS4 Consulting

Sharon Irvine
Superintendent of Southgate Community Schools

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

Sarah Miller     
Interim CEO, Destination Ann Arbor

Wayne Millette
Educator and CFO, Sensei Change Associates

Chase Plott
Museum Student Docent Representative

Vee Polderman
Museum Student Docent Representative

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

Justin Schell
Director of Scholarly Technology and Creative Spaces, 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