Founded in 1924, the Middle American Research Institute (M.A.R.I.) at Tulane University has been supporting research in Middle America for over 85 years.
The Institute also stewards an extensive collection of textiles and artifacts from not only Mexico and Central America, but also the US Southwest and South America. It also houses a large archive of letters, field notes, maps, and photographs from the scores of field projects it has sponsored.
Furthermore, the Institute continues to support a variety of anthropological, archaeological, ethnohistorical, linguistic, and ethnographic research projects throughout Mexico and Central America.
engages in ongoing anthropological debates through exhibitions, workshops, and symposia
publishes new data through its prestigious monograph series
allows faculty and students to consult its collections to enrich classes and research
serves a wide public audience through outreach and educational programs