Anthropology Museum

Belt, before 1971 | Maker(s) unrecorded | Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Belt, before 1971 | Maker(s) unrecorded | Manus Island, Papua New Guinea

Our collection

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.

In its exhibition program the UQ Anthropology Museum uses recent research to challenge and expand ideas about what an Anthropological collection can be in the 21st century.
Students, scholars and industry professionals write about the Anthropology Museum's collection items to reveal fascinating detail of their past lives and their important place within the collection.
Welcome to our new Online Catalogue
It may be a little wobbly as we continue to improve it!

Venue hire

Hold your next event at the UQ Anthropology Museum. The Gallery offers a unique and intimate setting for corporate and private functions, public lectures, launches and presentations. With use of the Gallery, foyer and outdoor areas, the Anthropology Museum can comfortably accommodate small or large groups.

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Loans and reproductions

The Museum collection is an important source of cultural heritage for many individuals and communities. Scholarly academic researchers and students, native title, family history researchers and other interested members of the public are welcome. We also provide information, loans and reproduction of photographic material for exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally.


Visit the museum

Level 1, Michie Building (9)
St Lucia Campus

The Museum will be closed to the public from 18 December - 22 February while we prepare our next exhibition.

Monday - Friday
except public holidays
11am – 3pm
Free entry