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Our ethnographic collection is one of the most significant in the United Kingdom.

It comprises approximately 80,000 objects from around the world and includes artefacts of major national and international significance. Through the collection you can find a path into understanding -the everyday lives and beliefs of people from all over the world including ourselves.

The quality, diversity and beauty of the objects in the collection are a testament to the technical, aesthetic and practical skills of people throughout the world. The collection is constantly being researched and added to.

The following pages will explore the Anthropology collection in more detail, grouped into geographical areas, such as Asia, Europe and so on.