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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology



MAA administers two historic endowments, the Crowther-Beynon Fund and the Frederick Williamson Memorial Fund, from which research grants are made available annually.

More details will be available here when the next funds are open for application.




Polished ebony wood (gai) figure of Tudava's (the hero that killed the giant man-eater Dokanikani) pregnant mother Metigisi/Bolitukwa. Made by Patrick Maginiti. Alotau, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.

This object is part of a collection (2018.3-2018.38) made by Sergio Jarillo de la Torre between November 2008-June 2010 in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. He was awarded a Crowther-Beynon Fund grant from MAA in 2008 to collect pieces for the museum. The collection was gathered during fieldwork leading to a Doctoral Degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

MAA 2018.30.2. Photography by Javier Ruiz.










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