Berndt Museum of Anthropology

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The Berndt Museum of Anthropology is an anthropological museum in Perth, Western Australia, founded in 1976 by Ronald Berndt and Catherine Berndt.

The museum was established to house the extensive collections accumulated by the Berndts during their lifelong careers as anthropologists. Although initially called the Anthropology Research Museum, it was renamed in 1992 in honor of the museum’s founders and principal benefactors. It is located on the grounds at the University of Western Australia, Crawley Campus.[1] It has also received support from various bequests [2][3]

Housing over 11,500 objects and 32,000 photographs,[4] the museum contains one of the finest collections of Indigenous Australian art and cultural artifacts in the world, according to the Collections Australia Network (CAN). The collection consists of contemporary and historical Aboriginal Australian material culture from regions such as Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, Pilbara, the South-West and the Western Desert. The museum also houses substantial Asian and Papua New Guinean collections.

The Berndt Museum is planned to be in a purpose-built structure.[5]

Related publications[edit]

  • Friends of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology (1993). Newsletter University of Western Australia, Friends of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Nedlands, W.A
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology 1997, Berndt news : newsletter of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology University of Western Australia, Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Nedlands, W.A
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology (1997), Berndt news : newsletter of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia, Berndt Museum of Anthropology, ISSN 1329-3117 

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/783630?q=berndt+museum+&c=people
  2. ^ New gallery, collection and awards from gift $2m bequest to the University of WA from Perth dermatologist and art collector will see the construction of an art centre in his name, which will house the Berndt Museum of Anthropology and Dr. Schenberg's Pavilion collection. Dr. Harold Schenberg Art Centre. University of Western Australia news, 1 May, 2000, p. 4,
  3. ^ Jimmy Pike willed the artworks in his estate when he died to the Berndt Museum (at University of Western Australia). Description of the collection and a history of his art. Pike, Jimmy, ca. 1940-2002. Uniview magazine, June 2003, p.8-9,
  4. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/100781/20090610-1630/www.collectionsaustralia.net/org/895/about/new_js/new_js/new_js/new_js/new_js/main.html
  5. ^ "Berndt Museum Campaign". Berndt Museum Home. University of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 

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