The University of Newcastle, Australia

Explore the University Museum Collection

Monday, 25 November 2019

Did you know that the University has a dedicated museum space on campus? Now you can explore the museum collection online through our collection database.

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, various collectors have donated artefacts to the collection, making the musem a unique resource.

A large portion of the University's Museum Collection is now available to view as an online resource for public access and research.

Explore Museum Collection

For more information about the collection, or to find out more about donating Oceanic and Indigenous Australian artefacts to the museum, please contact:

The University Gallery
+61 2 4921 5255

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