All the information you need to make the most of your visit including access, parking and guided tours.
Michie Building (9)
St Lucia Campus
Open Monday - Friday
except public holidays
11am – 3pm
The Gallery is also available as an event venue - find out more.
Browse the UQ Anthropology Museum's Online Catalogue of over 26,000 items from across the world.
The Museum collection is a valuable and relevant teaching and research resource for academics, students and the public.
The Anthropology Museum cares for a significant collection of art and artefacts including contemporary Pacific and Australian Indigenous artwork. The Museum also holds a collection of 6500 photographs.
It is by far the largest of UQ's museum collections and the largest university collection of ethnographic material culture in Australia. The foundation collection was donated to the University prior to the establishment of the School of Social Science.
This dance club, made c.1895, is an important component in the cultural narrative of the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands. The islands are well known for their iconic red feather money, banana bast weavings and tapa, tema chest ornaments and the so called napa dance clubs, although little is known about this final type of objects. While dance clubs were frequently collected during the height of colonial governance (1850 – 1910), they had largely disappeared by 1960 (Koch 1971:178). The 2000s saw simplified napa clubs being brought back into use for cultural festivals and for entertaining tourists. Among other objects, these clubs became mediators of a recent broader cultural revival of Santa Cruz traditions (Lueb 2016).