The Middle East Technical University has a museum composed of archaeological and ethnological pieces. The Museum was first founded with the intention of exhibiting pieces excavated on the University Campus and also Turkish handicrafts which are gradually disappearing. The University has, later, conducted excavations at the Necropolis of Phrygians in Ankara. The outcome of these excavation have enriched the museum. In general sense the museums, are units which assist in the preservation and the exhibition of pieces of art and history. Since the University is an institution of science and education the museum also aims to provide the public and the students with more information and to contribute to science.