The Project

This website presents information about historical photographs of Australian Aboriginal people held in four European Museums: the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, and the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (National Museum of World Cultures)in Leiden. It allows users to search for photographs on a number of different criteria such as place, cultural group, name of individual or photographer, or date. It aims to make this important heritage resource available to researchers, especially Aboriginal communities seeking to access their heritage.

The website also presents on-going project outcomes – see ‘Stories’ and ‘News’.

We welcome information about these images, which will be added to this resource. We also welcome advice about images and information that should be restricted or removed.

This project has been funded by the Australian Research Council under its Discovery scheme (DP110100278).

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