Monash University School of Political and Social Inquiry Museum

The museum holds an anthropology collection within the school of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. Begun initially as a teaching collection, all of the artefacts have been donated to or sold to the museum by people with affiliations to the university in general or to the anthropology and sociology disciplines in particular. Since the museum is within a university, most of the audience are students, and the displays are all linked in some way to the subjects being taught in the school or to the lecturers fields of interest.

Address: 
Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC
Tel: 
0399052978
Hours: 
Exhibits: 9-5pm Mon-Fri, Museum: 9am-2pm Mon & Tue, or by appointment.
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, toilets
Collection: 
The museum holds more than 1600 items (artefacts, photographs, flora, fauna) relating to the cultures of Aboriginal Australia, Melanesia and Indonesia.
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Items

Mask

Description:
Wooden carving of styalised face with inlaid mother of pearl.
Date:
c 1980's
Item Id Number:
756

Solomon Islands

Bag

Description:
Bag made by folding piece of palm fibre in half and binding sides. Dr Dawn Ryan Collection
Date:
collected c 1975
Item Id Number:
764

Papua New Guinea

Sculpture

Description:
Head moulded from clay and fibre. Facial features in relief and 2 pig tusks embedded either side of head. Collected by Miss Leggatt
Item Id Number:
415

Vanuatu

Armband

Description:
Beads, vegetable fibre. Collected by Reverend WM Alexander while missionary in New Hebrides (vanuatu).
Date:
collected c 1900
Item Id Number:
480

Vanuatu

Bag

Description:
Looped vegetable fibre string bag. Dr Dawn Ryan collection.
Date:
collected c 1975
Item Id Number:
773

Papua New Guinea