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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

 

A brand new, fully searchable online catalogue of the object, photograph and document collections cared for by MAA was launched in August 2020 and can be found at collections.maa.cam.ac.uk.

 

 


The material in the museum is organised into a number of key areas:

 

Archaeological collections

Anthropological collections

Photographic collections

Modern and contemporary art

Archival material

 


The Museum's catalogues include historic descriptions and representations that are factually inaccurate, racist and otherwise inappropriate. We are committed to the work of addressing hurtful legacies in the collections we care for. We ask for your help in identifying images or data that cause offence or harm, and we welcome your feedback or suggestions which can be sent to feedback@maa.cam.ac.uk

 

 


 

‘Biting the Doctor’s Arm’ by Mathias Kauage, 1990. This artwork portrays the artist’s own resistance to having an injection while a child in Papua New Guinea.
    
    
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Biting the Doctor’s Arm’ by Mathias Kauage, 1990.
This artwork portrays the artist’s own resistance to having an injection while a child in Papua New Guinea, as well as the encounter between colonial Australian medics and Melanesian children.
Kauage was one of Papua New Guinea’s first internationally famous artists. MAA 2010.364

 

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