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The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology, or PAHMA, is dedicated to research and education on its vast and varied collections consisting of 3.8 million objects from six continents spanning 2 million years of human history. The Museum was founded in 1901 by Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) who donated her collections from ancient Egypt, Peru, and California. The Museum’s collection grew to include objects and media from throughout the world during the twentieth century. Today, the Hearst Museum makes this collection available to scholars, students, and descendent communities in its two management facilities as well as its Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum has maintained a periodic publication series throughout its existence that focuses on scientific publications and exhibition catalogs.