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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Kiribati Dancers Krista Dixon and Chloe Karea at the opening for the exhibition Pacific Currents. 5 July 2018. Photography by Josh Murfitt. MAA 387228, 2018-07-05-4998



[Re:] Entanglements: Colonial collections in decolonial times

An astonishing collection of African artwork collected during Britain's first anthropological surveys of early 20th-Century West Africa, on display for the very first time.


Church and the ancestors: Sacred pir mats from Asmat, Papua, Indonesia

Church and the Ancestors tells the story of how Asmat people of Papua, Indonesia, have transformed Catholicism. For generations, Asmat people have negotiated relationships with their ancestors, and with each other, through cycles of ritual.


Pacific Currents: New Displays from Oceania in the World Anthropology Gallery

Pacific Currents showcases MAA’s exceptional and wide-ranging Oceanic collections, which originate from throughout the Pacific and date from the late 18th century to the present day.


Arts and Minds: Free art workshops

Arts and Minds offers free art workshops at MAA for those experiencing depression, stress or anxiety.

No experience of art is necessary. The workshops are led by a professional artist and a qualified counsellor, offering the chance to experience working with a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

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