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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology









     Portrait of a young woman standing with her left foot resting

     on a half-opened coconut. She holds a crowbar made of

     from a variety of black palm, which rests inside the coconut.

     1925. Opau Village, Gulf Division, Papua New Guinea.

     MAA P.45374.ACH2. Photography by Paul de Rautenfeld.











Spotlight Gallery

This exhibition focuses on the material culture of the southeast coast of Papua New Guinea.

In addition to fibre skirts and carved belts, it features historic photos and a new film of singing, dancing and fibre skirt making.

Curated by Erna Lilje



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