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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology



'Prime new plan: panic', 2016, Brook Andrew

South Lecture Room

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is proud to present the results of an extraordinary cross-continental collaboration.

This new collaboration between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Australian Print Workshop brings together three of Australia's most represented contemporary artists Brook Andrew, Tom Nicholson and Caroline Rothwell.

'Museum 1', 2015, by Caroline Rothwell


Hosted by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the artists travelled to the United Kingdom to study rarely seen and highly significant collections relating to Australia and the Pacific. Exploring the interplay of natural history, empire, art and anthropology each of the artists spent time in the print studio at APW, working in collaboration with APW Printers to produce reflective bodies of work in the print medium.

'Lines that could be scars (no. 1)', 2015, by Tom Nicholson

Project curated by MAA Director Professor Nicholas Thomas and APW Director Anne Virgo OAM.

Exhibition curated by Nicholas Thomas and Alison Clark.

This project was made possible through the generous support of UCM, and APW's long-standing philanthropic partner The Collie Print Trust.

Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.