Collections & research
The museum is displaying original antiquities and other objects as one of the sources of Western tradition to put the present in a culture-historical perspective by means of insight in and understanding of the past.
The Allard Pierson Museum is the Archaeology Museum of the University of Amsterdam. We show the significance of ancient civilizations to contemporary European culture in a challenging way. We do this for the widest possible interested public, on the basis of an archaeological top collection in collaboration with talented students, excellent researchers and fellow institutions.