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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


MAA aims to provide the widest possible access to collections to members of communities represented in the collections, to the public, and to students and researchers.

Our online catalogue can be accessed here.

Researchers, students, members of interested communities and the public may use images and data from the collections for academic, educational and creative purposes under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Please note however that permission generally needs to be obtained from copyright holders for works by living or recently deceased artists, makers and photographers.  


Dr Maria Nugent (Australian National University), Noeleen Timbery (Chair, La Perouse Local Area Land Council) and Dr Shayne Williams (Gweagal elder) examining early Sydney-region artefacts during a study visit jointly organised with the British Museum, May 2017










If you are unable to find the object or information you require, or have further enquires please email us.

For information on the Anthropology collections, please email the Collections Manager, Rachel Hand.

For information on the Archaeology collections, please email the Collections Manager, Imogen Gunn.

For information on the Photography collections, please email the Collections Manager, Dr Jocelyne Dudding.

Our Collections staff will endeavour to respond within 2 weeks.

We are currently experiencing issues with the email contact links across our website. Should you wish to contact us please email

If you wish to arrange a study visit, please see the Research Visits page on this website.

Please note that staff cannot in general respond to enquiries about objects which are not in our collections. We are not permitted to provide valuations, nor is it possible to leave objects at the Museum for identification.

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