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. The museum aims to stimulate understanding and debate about inter-cultural issues across a wide range of audiences and disciplines.
Catalogues for current and past exhibitions can be purchased here.
This is only the second exhibition in Australia devoted to Solomon Islands in recent years, although Honiara, the modern capital of Solomon Islands is closer to Brisbane than Auckland. Among the 28,000 items that the UQAM is privileged to care for are more than five hundred remarkable things and images recorded as being from Solomon Islands.
Curated by Diana Young; Photography by Carl Warner. Objects with faces are compelling. For this exhibition, connected to the launch of the UQ Anthropology Museum’s online catalogue we photographed the selected items, mostly sculptures, as mug shots with the flat lighting of a passport portrait or a police ID image...
Curated by Michael Aird. This exhibition features images and objects that tell an important story of the transition of Aboriginal culture from being considered a relic of a ‘disappearing race’, through to Indigenous people establishing themselves as owners of a strong and diverse culture and history.