Australian Museum Pacific Collection

The Pacific collections and research at the Australian Museum focus on material culture, ethnography, history and archaeology of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific region.

There are approximately 60,000 ethnographic objects from Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia in the Pacific Collection. Our primary focus is on the Melanesian nations of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

The Australian Museum has longstanding relationships with communities throughout the Pacific and we are committed to promoting greater understanding of Pacific artefacts and cultural materials and providing access to the collections to a wide range of community groups, researchers and the general public.


Dion Peita , Collections Coordinator
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