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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

Li Ka Shing Gallery

21 June 2023 - 22 September 2024

New archaeological discoveries are made every year. They are not always made by archaeologists, nor in the places you might expect. From people’s back gardens to scientific laboratories, the past is everywhere.

We welcome you to explore the archaeology of the Cambridge region in our new exhibition.


Enotie Ogbebor: From Eden to Ecocide: A Tale of Human Impact

Andrews Gallery

As part of the project TAKING CARE - Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care a new installation by multidisciplinary artist Enotie Ogbebor is being exhibited amongst existing MAA displays, linking contemporary life with ethnographic collections.

Triptych titled ‘From Eden to Ecocide: A Tale of Human Impact’, 2023 by Enotie Ogbebor. MAA 2023.18.1-3.

Contemporary Gweagal spears by Rod Mason

Maudslay Gallery

In dialogue with the new display of Kamay spears now open at the Chau Chak Wing Museum in Sydney, a new display is now open at MAA of three contemporary spears, made by Senior Elder of the Gweagla Clan, Dharawal Nation, Rod Mason.


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

Andrews 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.

Online Exhibitions

Digital Lab

The Digital Lab hosts digital versions of past and present exhibitions at MAA, as well as digitally born exhibitions on the collections in MAA’s care and associated projects such as artist residencies, digitisation of collections, and community outreach projects.

A group of women performing waiata (song), Tūrangawaewae Marae, New Zealand. Photographer: Axel Poignant, 1969. MAA T.150590.RPT.

Exhibition proposals 

If you wish to propose an exhibition, please send a brief email to a member of the curatorial team in the first instance; indicating scope, content and potential sources of funding. Please note that our schedules are generally booked several years in advance.

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