Senta Taft-Hendry Museum

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The Senta Taft-Hendry Museum

The Senta Taft-Hendry Museum opened in 2011 in a dedicated space underneath the University Gallery.The museum houses an extensive and diverse collection of artefacts such as carved wooden masks used in ancestral pageants, weapons featuring carved bone, cassowary feathers and shells, cooking pots, ancient drums and body adornments, dating back to the 1950s when Senta Taft-Hendry began her travels to Papua New Guinea, West Papua (Irian Jaya), Micronesia, Polynesia and remote Australian communities.