The Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) is part of Brigham Young University (BYU), an affiliate of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Museum began as a repository for the Department of Anthropology, whose expeditions were actively generating collections as early as the 1960s. Not only is the majority of the MPC's staff BYU students, but exhibits at the MPC are curated by students. The MPC hosts several programs for children and families, date nights, and special event. "Culture Cases" are also a popular teaching resource created by the Museum's staff used by teachers throughout Utah. The MPC is committed to exhibitions, programs, and research driven by students as part of assigned class work and employment, whereby they gain practical, marketable experience that transfers directly to museum careers and public service.