Tagged with Australia

New display work

The display cases that will show objects from the island cultures of the Pacific Ocean (a vast region we call Oceania) are about to be transformed.  We have already taken down the objects from this part of the gallery so these cases look empty.  All of the objects have been taken down and were safely removed to the on-site […]

Aborigine cricketing discovery at RAMM

Cricket fans will be interested to learn of a recent discovery made at RAMM last week.  Does the name W.R. Hayman ring any bells?  On 29 October 1868, Hayman donated a small collection of Aboriginal items from Australia; a boomerang, a hand club, two spear throwers, two spears, two parrying sticks, three throwing clubs and two […]

Indigenous Australia – exclusive tour

  Location: British Museum Date: 29 July 2015 Members of the Museum Ethnographers Group are invited to attend the British Museum to explore “The BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation” and speak to Gaye Scunthorpe the curator behind the show.  Indigenous Australia is the first major UK exhibition to present a history of Aboriginal peoples through […]