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.

Current Exhibitions

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

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.

Wild Australia - Grafton

Wild Australia - Grafton

This exhibition presents photographs and historical documents relating to a group of Aboriginal people in the 1890s who were taken on a national touring ‘Wild West Show’ by journalist, politician and entrepreneur, Archibald Meston.

Upcoming Exhibitions

From Relics to Rights

From Relics to Rights

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.

Past Exhibitions

View an archive of our past exhibitions
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