Mwali/Arm ornament | Unknown maker(s) | Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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All the information you need to make the most of your visit including access, parking and guided tours.

  • Level 1
    Michie Building (9)
    St Lucia Campus
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  • Open Daily
    except public holidays
    11am – 4pm

    Free Entry


The Gallery is also available as an event venue - find out more.

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Browse the UQ Anthropology Museum's Online Catalogue of over 26,000 items from across the world.

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The Museum collection is a valuable and relevant teaching and research resource for academics, students and the public.

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The Anthropology Museum cares for a significant collection of non-Western 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.

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Collection Close Up

  • Fire sticks

    Firesticks in this part of Australia are extremely long, one being drilled into the base of the other to make fire by friction. The driller-firemaker stands up to do this. In Wik-Mungkan they are called thum pup (literally ‘fire + Premna wood’).

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