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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Tony Phillips: Civilisation

All galleries

A new installation by British artist Tony Phillips is exhibited amongst existing MAA displays, linking contemporary life with ethnographic collections. As part of the project TAKING CARE - Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care, Tony Phillips is the first of three artists in residence at MAA.


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.


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