The Indigenous Cultures Department at Museum Victoria works closely with Indigenous communities to develop collections relating to Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Pacific region. The Australian Aboriginal collections contain material from all states of Australia with particular strengths in items from south-eastern Australia, Central Australia and Northern Australia.
The non-Australian collections include material from the Sepik area and the Gulf and Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea, as well as the Solomon and Trobriand Islands, New Zealand and Fiji. The collections also contain significant cultural materials from southern and western Africa, southeast Asia, Egypt and the northwest coast of America.
Find out more about the indigenous collections.