The Council for Museum Anthropology is an all-volunteer membership organization that serves anthropologists and museum professionals. The Council for Museum Anthropology is a section of the American Anthropological Association.

CMA’s mission is to foster the development of anthropology in the context of museums and related institutions.

CMA engages with anthropological collections, communities, and issues through the Council’s journal, Museum Anthropology, through a regular column in Anthropology News, and through annual and occasional meetings, seminars, and special publications.