Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery

With over 3,000 items on display in a contemporary, interactive setting, this gallery showcases the museum's outstanding collection of Australian Aboriginal artefacts and archival material, regarded as the most significant collection in the world.

Through millennia, Aboriginal people have developed a creative and innovative way of life, adapting to vastly different landscapes and climates across the continent of Australia. Australian Aboriginal culture is as diverse as the cultures of Europe, however many of us are guilty of regarding our indigenous culture as a single entity

For over a century the South Australian Museum has been deeply involved in and committed to the collection, study, display and interpretation of Indigenous cultures of Australasia. The collection comprises artefacts, film, sound recordings, photographs, field notebooks and manuscripts.

Careful and prolonged collaboration with Aboriginal communities preceded the overall design of the gallery, which is arranged over two levels.

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