Permanent exhibition

Exhibition objects


Australian Aborigines


In the nineteenth century, the Aborigines were classed as the most primitive people on Earth. Not practising agriculture, animal husbandry, metallurgy or weaving, these hunters-gatherers were considered to have no artistic sensibility. Later, anthropological field work showed that this was not the case and revealed refined, sophisticated cultures.

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