Museums, transfering, protecting, exhibiting, documenting historical and cultural values of societies from generation to generation; are the institutions that provide learning through education, research and communication functions of the collections owned. While bringing socio-cultural and educational values together, these institutions reinforce the concepts of culture and memory through intersocietal interaction. Today, university museums within the structure of universities which are contemporary educational institutions, support the socio-cultural, scientific and economic development of the living environment and transfer the information contained, works of art/collections to the society. Still, university museums, which strengthen cultural memory and include cultural values of the past and present, varies in terms of subjects and exhibited work of arts. These museums, which contribute to the cultural accumulation by supporting the institutional development of universities, play an active role in social communication by performing works on scientific and artistic studies for educational and applied research. Within the scope of the study, suggestions for the importance and the sustainability of university museums are included.
Keywords: Culture, memory, university, museum