The University of Newcastle, Australia

Museum Collection Online Database Project is now live

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

The University's Senta Taft-Hendry Museum Online Database Project is now live. An even larger portion of the University's Museum collection is now available to view as an online resource for public access and research. You can browse the database here.

Dogs Teeth Necklace

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. Since then, further artefacts from these regions have entered the collection through donation.

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