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

Maria D'Ambrosio
Museum Student Docent Representatives

Sean Duval
President and CEO, Golden International

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

Sharon Irvine
Superintendent of Southgate Community Schools

Sarah Miller     
CEO, Destination Ann Arbor

Wayne Millette
Educator and CFO, Sensei Change Associates

Donna Parr
Director of Planned Giving, University of Michigan

Sean Reynolds
Community Sustainability Coordinator, OSI, City of Ann Arbor

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

Jes Zechel
Museum Student Docent Representative