Pacific Websites


with Pacific Ethnographic collections

[I fully realise this is an incomplete list and will be more than happy to add other museums if they, or their users, would contact me with URLs]

 General websites

Art History of the Pacific (Pacific section of a remarkable resource maintained by Dr Chris Witcombe, with links on art histories, museums etc. world-wide)

Auxiliary Museum (Interesting blog with many musuem-related topics)

Musée: Interactive directory of museums online

Museum Anthropology Review (open-access peer-reviewed journal of museum & material culture studies)

Museum Ethnographers Group* (MEG)

Museums of the World

Museums on the Web

University Museums & Collections (Worldwide)

(A) In Australia & New Zealand

Auckland Museum Te Papa Whakahiku

Australia Online: Australian Museums (MANY links)

Australian Museum

Australian Museums and Galleries Online

Australian National Library

Australian University Museums Online

Berndt Museum, University of Western Australia

Canterbury Museum (Christchurch, NZ)

Macleay Museum (Sydney University)

Melbourne Museum/Museum Victoria

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington) Te Papa Collections online:

Museum of the Northern Territory

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Victoria

National Gallery of Australia

National Library of Australia

National Museum of Australia

New Zealand Museums Online

Otago Museum (Dunedin, NZ)

Queensland Museum (Brisbane)

Queensland University Anthropology Museum

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (Launceston, Tasmania)

St Marks Library Canberra (Alan Tippett Fiji research books & papers)

South Australian Museum

Strehlow Research Centre (Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (Hobart, Tasmania)

Waikato Museum (Hamilton, NZ)

Western Australian Museum

(B) In Britain & Ireland

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (Royal Pavilion, Brighton)

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery (Somerset)

British Museum (London) and photographic collection online at

Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology& Anthropology (CUMAA)

Cranbrook Museum (Kent)

Horniman Museum (London)

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery (University of Glasgow)

[Liverpool] World Museum (known as Liverpool Museum until 2005)

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery (Kent)

Manchester Museum (Manchester)

Marischal Museum (Aberdeen, Scotland)

Museum Ethnographers Group (UK-based museum organization devoted to the work of ethnography)

National Museum of Ireland (Dublin)

National Museums Scotland (Edinburgh)

Pacific Presences (investiigating Pacific art & history through several UK & European museums

Perth Museum and Art Gallery (Perthshire, Scotland)

Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford)

Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter)

Saffron Walden Museum (Essex)

Torquay Museum (Devon)

Ulster Museum (National Museums Northern Island)

(C) In Europe

Barbier-Mueller Museum (Geneva & Barcelona)

Ethnological Missionary Museum (Vatican)

Ethnologisches Museum (Berlin-Dahlem)

Frobenius-Institute (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main)

Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig

Institut für Ethnologie (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main)

Kunstkamera (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography), St. Petersburg

Leiden Museum of Ethnology

Linden Museum (Stuttgart)

Musées Barbier-Mueller (Geneva)

Musée de l'Homme (Paris)

Musée des Arts Africains, Oceaniens, et Amerindiens (Marseille)

Musée d'Etnographie (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Musée d'Ethnographie de Geneve

Musée d'Histoire Naturelle et d'Ethnographie, Colmar (France)

Musée de l'Océanie, Pomeys (France) (museum devoted to the Marist missionaries, who arrived in Oceania in 1836. The works are those they brought back from Fiji, Samoa, and New Zealand.

Musée du Quai Branly (Paris)

Museum der Weltkulturen (Frankfurt am Main)

Museum für Völkerkunde (Vienna, Austria)

Museums of Germany

National Museums of France

Pacific Presences (investiigating Pacific art & history through several UK & European museums

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), St. Petersburg

Royal Tropical Institute (Netherlands)

Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde (Munich)

Übersee-Museum (Bremen)

Vatican Missionary Ethnological Museum

Verein der Freunde des Ethnologischen Museums e.V. (Berlin Association of Friends of Ethnological Museums)

(D) In the Americas

American Museum of Asmat Art (University of St Thomas)

American Museum of Natural History htp://

Ball State University Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Burke Museum (University of Washington)

Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau, Quebec, directly over Ottawa River from Parliament Buildings Ottawa)

Cleveland Museum of Art

De Young Museum

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago)

Marae Encounters & the wharenui at the Field Museum

Field Museum Pacific website

Fowler Museum at UCLA (Los Angeles)

Hood Museum, Dartmouth College (NH)

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (Charlottesville VA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Museo Nacional de Antropología (Mexico City) htp://

Museum of Anthropology (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Museum of Civilization in Quebec (French/English Bilingual site)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museums USA

National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

Peabody Harvard Museum

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)

Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology (University of California at Berkeley)

Spurlock Museum (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

St. Louis Art Museum

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University Museum, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)

(E) In Oceania

Alele, Museum of Marshall Islands

Belau National Museum (Palau, Micronesia)

Bernice P. Bishop Museum (Honolulu)

Centre Culturel Tjibaou (Nouméa, New Caledonia)

East-West Center Gallery (UHM, Honolulu, Hawai'i)

Fiji Museum (Suva)

Mission Houses Museum (Honolulu, Hawai'i)

Pacific Islands Museums Association

Pacific Museums links

Vanuatu Cultural Centre & Vanuatu National Museum

Contact me