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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.

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The Frederick Williamson Memorial Fund



The Crowther-Beynon Fund






    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.