List of museums worldwide that hold Pacific (Oceanic) cultural material

 List of public museums worldwide that hold Pacific artefacts compiled by Meredith Blake (Research Fellow, RMIT University and member of Pacific Arts Association) and Dr Michael Gunn (Senior Curator Pacific Art, National Gallery of Australia and President of Pacific Arts Association) February 2011.
 

To comment on or suggest additions to the list, please contact Dr. Michael Gunn at michaelgunn@mac.com

 
A
 
American Samoa, Pago Pago, Jean P. Hayden Museum 
 
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Museo Etnográfico Juan B. Ambrosetti
 
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australian War Memorial
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, National Gallery of Australia
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, National Library of Australia
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, National Museum of Australia (formerly Australian Institute of Anatomy collection)
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, St Marks Library (A.Tippett Fiji collection) 
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australian National University, Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australian National University, Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies
Australia, New South Wales, Cooranbong, Avondale College, Seventh Day Adventist Missionary Museum
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Maritime Museum
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Museum
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, University of Sydney, Macleay Museum
Australia, Northern Territory, Alice Springs, Strehlow Research Centre 
Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin, Northern Territory Museum & Art Gallery
Australia, Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery
Australia, Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland Museum
Australia, Queensland, Brisbane, University of Queensland, Anthropology Museum 
Australia, Queensland, Townsville, Museum of Tropical Queensland  
Australia, South Australia, Adelaide, Flinders University Art Museum
Australia, South Australia, Adelaide, South Australian Museum
Australia, South Australia, Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia
Australia, Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery 
Australia, Tasmania, Launceston, Queen Victoria Museum
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Monash University, Anthropology Department Museum
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Museum Victoria
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art (formerly University Art Gallery, University of Melbourne)
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, University of Western Australia, Berndt Museum of Anthropology
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, Western Australian Museum
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, Western Australian Institute of Technology
 
Austria, Wien, Museum für Völkerkunde
 
B
 
Belgium, Antwerpen (Anvers), Etnografisch Museum
Belgium, Bruxelles, Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire
Belgium, Bruxelles, Musée des Instruments de Musique
Belgium, Bruxelles, Musée du Cinquantenaire
Belgium, Bruxelles, Musée de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire
Belgium, Ghent, Collections Ethnographiques de l'Universite (University Museum)
Belgium, Louvain, Catholic University
Belgium, Tervuren, Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale
Belgium, Tremelo, Pater Damiaanmuseum
Belgium, location not yet known, Novicaat-Scholastikaat, Hawaiian Museum
 
C
 
Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Glenbow Museum
Canada, Alberta, Edmonton, University Art Gallery and Museum
Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, City Museum (formerly the Vancouver Centennial Museum; Vancouver City Museum)
Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology
Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
Canada, New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick Museum
Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum
Canada, Quebec, Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Canada, Quebec, Montreal, McGill University, Redpath Museum
Canada, Quebec, Ottawa, Gatineau, Canadian Museum of Civilization (formerly National Museum of Man, Ottawa)
Canada, Saskatchewan, Regina, University of Regina, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery
Chile, Patagonia, Puerto Varas, Barahona
Chile, Santiago, La Serena archaeological Museum
Chile, Santiago, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Chile, Viña Del Mar, Museo Fonck
 
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of Northern Marianna Islands Museum of History & Culture (CNMI Museum)
 
Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Library & Museum Society
Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Cook Islands National Museum
 
Czecheslovakia, Praha (Prague), Náprstkovo muzeum asijskych, africkych a ameriskych kultur
 
D
 
Denmark, Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet
Denmark, Højbjerg, Moesgård Museum
 
E
 
F
 
Federated States of Micronesia, FSM Office of Archives and Historic Preservation
Federated States of Micronesia, Kosrae, Lela, Kosrae Museum
Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia Ethnographic Centre
Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei Lidornki Museum
Federated States of Micronesia, Yap State Museum
 
Fiji, Levuka, Levuka Museum and Community Centre (branch of Fiji Museum)
Fiji, Suva, Fiji Museum
 
Finland, Helsinki, Design Museum
 
France, Abbeville, musée Boucher de Perthes
France, Aix-en-Provence, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Alençon, musée des beaux-arts et de la Dentelle
France, Angoulême, musée des beaux-arts
France, Annecy, musée du château
France, Avignon, musée Calvet
France, Bar-le-Duc, château des ducs, musée Barrois 
France, Beaufort-en-Vallée, musée Joseph Denais
France, Besançon, musée des beaux-arts et d’archéologie
France, Blois, musée du château
France, Bordeaux, musée d’Aquitaine
France, Bordeaux, musée d'ethnographie de l’université de Bordeaux 2
France, Bordeaux, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Boulogne-sur-Mer, château-musée 
France, Bourbonne-les-Bains, musée municipal
France, Bourg-en-Bresse, conservation départementale des pays de l’Ain
France, Brest, hôpital d’Instructions des armées (hôpital maritime)
France, Cahors, musée Henri-Martin
France, Cannes, musée de la Castre
France, Carnac, musée de préhistoire
France, Chambéry, musée Savoisien
France, Chantilly, musée Condé
France, Chartres, musée des beaux-arts
Fance, Chatillon-sur-Seine, musée du Châtillonnais
France, Cherbourg, musée d'histoire naturelle, d'archéologie et d'ethnographie (Parc E. Lias)
France, Clermont-Ferrand, musée Bargoin
France, Colmar, musée de l'histoire naturelle 
France, Compiegne, musée municipal Antoine Vivenel
France, Cuet, musée océanien de Cuet
France, Dax, musée de Borda
France, Die, musée d’histoire et d’archéologie
France, Dieppe, château-musée
France, Dijon, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Dinan, musée du château
France, Dunkerque, musée des beaux-arts
France, Eleuf-sur-Seine, musée intercommunal
France, Gap, muséum départemental
France, Guéret, musée d’art et d’archéologie
France, Grenoble, musée d'histoire naturelle
France, Grenoble, musée de Grenoble
France, Issoudun, musée de l’hospice Saint-Roch
France, La Roche-Courbon, musée de préhistoire du château de la Roche-Courbon
France, La Rochelle, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Langres, musée d'art et d'histoire
France, Le Havre, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Le Mans, musée de Téssé
France, Le Puy en Velay, musée Crozatier
France, Libourne, musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie
France, Lille, musée d'histoire naturelle, de géologie et d’ethnographie
France, Lons le Saunier, musée des beaux-arts
France, Lovagny, musée Léon Marès
France, Lyon, musée d’histoire naturelle - Guimet
France, Marseille, musée d’arts africains, océaniens et amérindiens
France, Montargis, musée Girodet
France, Montélimar, musée municipal de Montélimar
France, Montpellier, université Montpellier II (Science et Techniques du Languedoc)
France, Morlaix, musée des Jacobins
France, Mulhouse, musée de l’impression sur étoffes
France, Nantes, musée château des ducs de Bretagne
France, Nantes, musée départemental Dobrée
France, Nantes, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Nevers, musée municipal Fréderic Blandin
France, Nîmes, musée d'histoire naturelle et de préhistoire
France, Niort, [institution not yet known]
France, Noyer-sur-Serein, musée municipal
France, Orléans, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Orléans, musée des beaux-arts
France, Paris, musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou
France, Paris, musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris
France, Paris, musée de l’Armée, Hôtel National des Invalides
France, Paris, musée du Quai Branly (opened in 2006 and now contains the Pacific (Oceanic) collections of the musée national des arts d’afrique et d’océanie and the musée de l'homme)  
France, Paris, musée national de la Marine
France, Paris, musée Picasso
France, Paris, musée du Louvre, Pavillon des Sessions, Denon Wing
France, Paris, Musée de l'Homme (formerly Musée de Trocadéro)
France, Parthenay, musée Georges Turpin
France, Perigueux, musée d’art et d’archéologie du Périgord
France, Perpignan, muséum d'histoire naturelle
France, Pithiviers, musée municipal 
France, Quimper, musée départemental Breton
France, Rennes, musée des beaux-arts
France, Roanne, musée Joseph Déchelette
France, Rochefort, Maison de Pierre Loti
France, Rochefort, musée d’art et d’histoire (formerly musée des beaux-arts de Rochefort-sur-Mer)
France, Rochefort, musée national de la Marine (formerly musée de l’êcole de médecine navale de Rochefort)
France, Romans, musée international de la chaussure
France, Rouen, muséum d'histoire naturelle
France, Royan, musée municipal
France, Saint-Brieuc, musée d’art et d’histoire
France, Saint-Denis-de-la-Réunion, muséum d’histoire naturelle
France, Saint-Etienne, musée d’art moderne
France, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, musée des antiquités nationales
France, Saint-Just-en-Rambert, musée des civilisations
France, Saint-Malo, Château de Saint-Malo, musée du Long cours Cap-Hornier - Tour Solidor
France, Saint-Malo, musée d’histoire et d’ethnographie - musée du Grand Donjon
France, Saint-Martin-de Ré, musée Ernest Cognacq
France, Saint-Omer, musée Hôtel Sandelin
France, Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise, musée océanien des pères Maristes
France, Saintes, Cathédrale
France, Salins-les-Bains, musées des salines
France, Saumur, musée-château
France, Sens, musée municipal
France, Strasbourg, musée zoologique
France, Tonnerre, musée municipal
France, Toulouse, muséum d'histoire naturelle 
France, Troys, musée d’art moderne
France, Tulle, musée du cloître de Tulle
France, Vannes, société polymathique du Morbihan
France, Varzy, musée Auguste Grasset
France, Vernon, musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain
France, Vezelay, Foundation Zervos Christian et Yvonne
France, Vendôme, musée municipal
France, Villefranche-sur-Saône, musée Paul Dini
 
French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands Archaeological Museum
French Polynesia, Tahiti, James Norman Hall Museum, 
French Polynesia, Tahiti, musée de la perle
French Polynesia, Tahiti, musée Paul Gauguin 
French Polynesia, Tahiti, Punaauia, musée de Tahiti et des îles (formerly musée de Pape'ete)
 
G
 
Germany, Aachen, Rheinisches Missions Museum
Germany, Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum
Germany, Braunschweig, Braunschweig Städtisches Museum
Germany, Bremen, Übersee Museum
Germany, Coburg, Naturkunde-Museum
Germany, Darmstadt, Landesmuseum
Germany, Detmold, Lippisches Landesmuseum
Germany, Dresden, Museum für Völkerkunde
Germany, Erfurt, Museum für Thüringische Volkskunde
Germany, Essen, Folkwang Museum (the Folkwang was formerly in Hagen - Westfalen before it was moved to Essen)
Germany, Frankfurt am Main, Museum der Weltkulturen (formerly Museum für Völkerkunde)
Germany, Frankfurt am Main, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frobenius Institute für Ethnologie 
Germany, Freiburg im Breisgau, Adelhausermuseum Natur- und Völkerkunde
Germany, Göttingen, Völkerkundliche Sammlung der Universität 
Germany, Hamburg, Museum für Völkerkunde
Germany, Hannover, Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum
Germany, Heidelberg, Völkerkundemuseum der von Portheim-Stiftung
Germany, Herrnhut, Völkerkundemuseum
Germany, Hildesheim, Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum
Germany, Kiel, Museum für Völkerkunde der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Germany, Köln (Cologne), Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum
Germany, Leipzig, Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde
Germany, Lübeck, Völkerkundesammlung der Hansestadt
Germany, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Schloß; Museum für Naturkunde und Völkerkunde “Julius Riemer”
Germany, Mannheim, Volkerkundliche Sammlungen der Stadt Mannheim, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum
Germany, Marburg, Philipps - Universität, Völkerkundliche Sammlung
Germany, München (Munich), Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde
Germany, Münster-Hiltrup, Sammlung der Missionsschwestern vom Hlst. Herzen Jesu .
Germany, Neukirchen, Seebüll, Stiftung Seebüll / Ada und Emil Nolde
Germany, Neuendettelsau, ehem. Neuguinea-Museum des Missionswerk, Heute: Mission EineWelt
Germany, Nürnberg, Naturhistorische Gesellschaft
Germany, Obergünzburg, Heimatmuseum Obergünzburg und Südseesammlung Kapitän Nauer
Germany, Oldenburg, Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch
Germany, Sankt Augustin, SVD [Society of the Divine Word], Museum Haus Voelker und Kulturen
Germany, Stuttgart, Linden-Museum
Germany, Tübingen, Völkerkunde-Sammlung der Universität Tübingen
Germany, Westfalen, Hagen, either Karl Ernst Osthaus-Archiv zur Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte 1900-1921 (Ernst Fuhrmann-Archiv 1886-1956); or Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte 
Germany, Werl, Museum Forum der Völker, Völkerkundemuseum der Franziskaner
Germany, Wuppertal, Völkerkundemuseum (Rheinische Missionsgesellschaft or Vereinigte Evangelische Mission)
         
Guam, Agana, Guam Museum 
Guam, War in the Pacific National Historical Park
 
H
 
Hungary, Budapest, Néprajzi Muzeum
 
I
 
Indonesia, Java, Jakarta, Museum Nasional Indonesia
Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya, West Papua), Abepura, Museum Loka Budaya (Cultural Museum) (formerly Museum UNCEN, Universitas Cendrawasih)
Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya, West Papua), Agats, Museum Kebudayaan and Kemajuan (Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress)
Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya, West Papua), Baliem Valley, Wesaput, Palimo Adat Museum
Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya, West Papua), Biak Island (Pulau Biak), Kota Biak, Cenderawasih Museum
Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya, West Papua), Waena, Museum Negeri (State Museum)
Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya, West Papua), Waena, Taman Budaya (Cultural Park)
 
Ireland (Eire), Dublin, National Museum of Ireland
 
Israel, Jerusalem, Israel Museum
 
Italy, Firenze, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Museo di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Antropologia e Etnologia
Italy, Rimini, Museo delle Culture Extraeuropee Delfino Dinz Rialto (formerly Museo della Arti Primitive)
Italy, Roma, Congregazione dei SS. Cuori [Congregation of Sacred Heart, Musée de la congrégation des Sacrés-Coeurs de Jésus et de Marie, Picpus] 
Italy, Roma, Museum Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”
Italy, Roma, The Vatican, Pontifico Museo Missionario Etnologico
 
J
 
Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Ethnology
Japan, Tokyo, Keio University
Japan, Tokyo (Ingrid Heerman to advise name)
 
K
 
Kiribati, Kiribati National Cultural Centre/Museum
 
L
M
 
Marshall Islands, Majuro, Alele Museum 
Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands Cultural Centre
 
Mexico, Mexico City, Museum of International Anthropology 
 
N
 
Netherlands, Amsterdam, Koninklijk Institut voor de Tropen, Tropen Museum
Netherlands, Den Haag, Netherlands State Archives
Netherlands, Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum
Netherlands, Den Haag, Museon (formerly Musée de l’Education)
Netherlands, Groningen, Volkenkundig Museum, Collection van Baaren (Gerardus Van der Leeuw)
Netherlands, Leiden, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde
Netherlands, Nijmegen,Nijmeegs Volkenkundig Museum
Netherlands, Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum
Netherlands, Rotterdam, Wereldmuseum (formerly Museum voor Volkenkunde)
Netherlands, Steyl, Missiemuseum
 
New Caledonia, Bourial, Bourail Historical Museum
New Caledonia, Nouméa, Department of Archaeology
New Caledonia, Nouméa, Memorial Convict Museum
New Caledonia, Nouméa, musée de l'histoire maritime de Nouvelle-Calédonie 
New Caledonia, Nouméa, Centre Culturel Tjibaou Agence De Development De La Culture Kanak 
New Caledonia, Nouméa, musée de la ville de Nouméa 
New Caledonia, Nouméa, musée territorial de Nouvelle-Calédonie
New Caledonia, Nouméa, Paita Museum
 
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland Museum (formerly Auckland Institute & Museum)
New Zealand, Auckland, The University of Auckland Archive of Māori & Pacific Music
New Zealand, Auckland, Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum (formerly New Zealand Maritime Museum)
New Zealand, Auckland region, Devonport Historical & Museum Society
New Zealand, Auckland region, Helensville Pioneer Museum
New Zealand, Auckland region, Huia, The Huia Settlers Museum
New Zealand, Auckland region, Papakura & Districts Museum
New Zealand, Auckland region, Waitakere City, Oratia Folk Museum
New Zealand, Auckland region, Waiheke Island, Waiheke Island Historic Museum
New Zealand, Auckland region, Waiuku, Waiuku Museum
New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua, Rotorua Museum of Art & History, Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa
New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua, Te Amorangi Trust Museum
New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region, Te Wairoa (near Tarawera), Buried Village incorporating the Museum of Te Wairoa
New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region, Taupo Museum
New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region, Whakatane, Whakatane District Museum and Gallery 
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Akaroa, Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Banks Peninsula, Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Mackenzie District, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Heritage Centre
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Timaru, South Canterbury Museum
New Zealand, Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands Museum
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Christchurch, Arts Centre of Christchurch
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Christchurch, Canterbury Museum
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Christchurch, Sound Archives/Nga Taonga Korero
New Zealand, Canterbury region, Christchurch, Sumner Museum
New Zealand, Hawkes Bay region, Hastings, Hastings City Art Gallery 
New Zealand, Hawkes Bay region, Napier, Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery
New Zealand, Hawkes Bay region, Waipawa, Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum 
New Zealand, Hawkes Bay region, Wairoa, Wairoa District Museum 
New Zealand, Marlborough region, Blenheim, Marlborough Provincial Museum & Archives
New Zealand, Marlborough region, Kaikoura, Fyffe House
New Zealand, Marlborough region, Kaikoura, Kaikoura District Museum & Archives
New Zealand, Northland region, Dargaville, Dargaville Museum (also known as Dargaville Maritime Museum)
New Zealand, Northland region, Kaikohe, Kaikohe Pioneer Village
New Zealand, Northland region, Kaitaia, Far North Regional Museum
New Zealand, Northland region, Mangonui (near Doubtless Bay), Butler Point Whaling Museum & 1840s House
New Zealand, Northland region, Russell, Russell Museum
New Zealand, Northland region, Waitangi, Waitangi National Trust (Treaty House)
New Zealand, Northland region, Whangarei, Whangarei Museum  & Kiwi House at Heritage Park
New Zealand, Nelson Bays region, Motueka, Motueka District Museum 
New Zealand, Nelson Bays region, Nelson, The Nelson Provincial Museum
New Zealand, Nelson Bays region, Takaka, Golden Bay Museum & Gallery
New Zealand, Otago region, Alexandra, Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery  
New Zealand, Otago region, Arrowtown, Lakes District Museum
New Zealand, Otago region, Dunedin, Otago Museum
New Zealand, Otago region, Dunedin, Otago Settlers Museum
New Zealand, Otago region, Dunedin, University of Otago Library, Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena
New Zealand, Otago region, Oamaru, North Otago Museum  
New Zealand, Otago region, Otago Peninsula, Portobello, Otago Peninsula Museum & Historical Society
New Zealand, Otago region, Otago Peninsula, Tairoa Heads, Historic Fort Tairoa
New Zealand, Southland region, Invercargill, Southland Museum and Art Gallery
New Zealand, Southland region, Riverton, Te Hikoi - Southern Journey
New Zealand, Tairawhiti (Eastland) region, Gisborne, Tairawhiti Museum
New Zealand, Taranaki region, Mokau, Tainui Historical Society Museum
New Zealand, Taranaki region, New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
New Zealand, Taranaki region, New Plymouth, Puke Ariki Taranaki Museum
New Zealand, Taranaki region, Patea, Aotea Utanganui - Museum of South Taranaki (formerly South Taranaki District Museum
New Zealand, Taranaki region, Hawera, Tawhiti Museum
New Zealand, Thames / Coromandel Peninsula region, Paeroa, Paeroa & District Historical Society Museum
New Zealand, Thames / Coromandel region, Whitianga, Mercury Bay Regional Museum
New Zealand, Thames / Coromandel region, Thames, Thames Historical Museum
New Zealand, Waikato region, Hamilton, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato (formerly Waikato Art Museum)
New Zealand, Waikato region, Kawhia, Kawhia Regional Museum Gallery
New Zealand, Waikato region, Pirongia, Pirongia Historic Visitor Centre Te Whare Taonga o Ngaa Rohe o Arekahanara
New Zealand, Waikato region, Raglan, Raglan & District Museum 
New Zealand, Waikato region, Te Awamutu, Te Awamutu Museum (formerly Gavin Gifford Memorial Museum)
New Zealand, Waikato region, Tuakau, Tuakau & Districts Museum Society
New Zealand, Waikato region, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Museum of Caves 
New Zealand, Wairarapa region, Carterton, Carterton Districts Historical Society
New Zealand, Wairarapa region, Masterton, Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
New Zealand, Wanganui / Manawatu region, Foxton, Audio Visual Museum of New Zealand
New Zealand, Wanganui / Manawatu region, Palmerston North, Massey University Art Collection
New Zealand, Wanganui / Manawatu region, Palmerston North, Te Manawa (formerly Manawatu Museum & Art Gallery)
New Zealand, Wanganui / Manawatu region, Wanganui, Whanganui Regional Museum
New Zealand, Wellington, Archives New Zealand
New Zealand, Wellington, Capital E - for children
New Zealand, Wellington, City Gallery Wellington 
New Zealand, Wellington, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (formerly National Museum)
New Zealand, Wellington, Museum of Wellington City & Sea
New Zealand, Wellington, National Library, Turnbull Library
New Zealand, Wellington, The National Tattoo Museum of New Zealand
New Zealand, Wellington, The New Zealand Film Archive
New Zealand, Wellington region, Paekakariki, Paekakariki Rail & Heritage Museum
New Zealand, Wellington region, Porirua, Pataka Museum of Arts & Cultures
New Zealand, West Coast region, Hokitika, West Coast Historical Museum 
New Zealand, West Coast region, Karamea, Karamea Centennial Museum 
 
Niue, Alofi, Huanaki Cultural Centre & Museum
 
Norfolk Island Museum 
Norfolk Island, Cultural Development Association of Norfolk Island
 
Norway, Oslo, Etnografisk Museum
Norway, Oslo, Universitetets Kulturhistoriske Museer
 
O
 
P
 
Palau, Koror, Belau National Museum 
Palau, Etpison Museum
 
Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands Province, Goroka, J.K. McCarthy Museum
Papua New Guinea, Enga Province, Wabag, Wabag Cultural Centre 
Papua New Guinea, New Ireland Province, Kavieng, Tourism & Culture office
Papua New Guinea, East New Britain Province, Kokopo, Kokopo Museum
Papua New Guinea, Madang Province, Madang Museum
Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Boroko, National Museum and Art Gallery
Papua New Guinea, East New Britain Province, Rabaul, Catholic Mission
 
Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn Island Museum
 
Poland, Warsaw, The Asia and Pacific Museum
 
Q
 
R
 
Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Museo Antropólogico Sebastián Englert
 
Russia, St. Petersburg, Central Naval museum
Russia, St. Petersburg, Kunstkamera (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology, Russian Academy of Sciences)
 
S
 
Samoa, Apia, Museum of Samoa
Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
 
Solomon Islands, Honiara, Solomon Islands National Museum
 
South Africa, Cape Town, Iziko Museum 
 
Spain, Madrid, Museo del Ejército (Museum of the Army)
Spain, Madrid, Museo Nacional de Antropología
 
Sweden, Göteborg, Statens Museer för Världskultur
Sweden, Stockholm, Etnografisk museum
 
Switzerland, Basel, Museum der Kulturen (formerly Museum für Völkerkunde)
Switzerland, Bern, Bernisches Historisches Museum (Musée d’Histoire)
Switzerland, Burgdorf, Museum für Völkerkunde
Switzerland, Conches, Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève - Conches
Switzerland, Genève, Musée Barbier-Mueller
Switzerland, Genève, Musée d’Ethnographie - Carl-Vogt
Switzerland, Lugano, Museo delle Culture Extraeuropee
Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Musée d’ethnographie
Switzerland, Riehen bei Basel, Fondation Beyeler 
Switzerland, St. Gallen, Stiftung St. Galler Museen, Sammlung für Völkerkunde
Switzerland, Zürich, Museum Rietberg
Switzerland, Zürich, Völkerkundemuseum der Universität (Anthropological Institute and Museum at the University of Zurich)
 
T
 
Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Taiwan, Petung, Taiwan indigenous Peoples Culture Park
Taiwan, Taichung, National Museum of Natural Science 
Taiwan, Taipei, Shung Ye Museum of Formosan aborigines
Taiwan, Taipei, National Taiwan Museum
Taiwan, Taipei, Museum of institute ethnology
Taiwan, Taipei, Museum of the institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Taiwan, Taipei, Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology
Taiwan, Taitung, National Museum of Prehistory
 
 
Tonga, Afa Eli Historical Museum
Tonga, Tonga National Museum
Tonga, Tonga Traditions Committee
Tonga, Tukuaho Museum 
 
Tuvalu, Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development
 
U
 
UK, Abbotsford (Scotland), Home of Sir Walter Scott
UK, Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen, Marischal Museum 
UK, Aberystwyth, University of Wales, Aberystwyth Art Gallery & Museum
UK, Abroath (Scotland), Abroath Museum
UK, Arundel, Sussex, Potter’s Museum of Curiosity
UK, Aylesbury, Buckhinghamshire County Museum
UK, Ayr (Scotland), Kyle and Carrick District Library and Museum Service, Carnegie Library
UK, Bath, Geology Museum
UK, Batley, Bagshaw Museum
UK, Bedford, Bedford Museum
UK, Belfast, National Museums Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum
UK, Belsay, Northumberland, Wallington Hall (National Trust)
UK, Bideford, Libraries and Museums
UK, Birchington, Kent, The Powell-Cotton Museum
UK Birkenhead, The Williamson Art Gallery
UK, Birmingham, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
UK, Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Museum of Department of Geological Sciences
UK, Blackburn, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Bolton, Bolton Museum
UK, Bolton, Central Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Bournemouth, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
UK, Brighton, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Bristol, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Burnley, Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museums 
UK, Bury, Bury Art Gallery and Museum
UK, Camborne, Cornwall, Camborne Public Library and Museum
UK, Cambridge, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology 
UK, Canterbury, Canterbury City Museums
UK, Canterbury, Queens Regiment Museum
UK, Canterbury, St Augustine’s College
UK, Cardiff (Wales) National Museum of Wales 
UK, Carmarthen, Dyfed (Wales) Carmethen County Museum
UK, Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum
UK, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Art Gallery
UK, Christchurch, Dorset, Red House Museum
UK, Derby, Derby Museums and Art Gallery
UK, Durham, D.L.I Museum and Arts Centre
UK, Durham, Oriental Museum
UK, Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Museum)
UK, Exeter, Exeter Maritime Museum
UK, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial and Art Gallery
UK, Glasgow, Kelvingrove, Glasgow Art Gallery & Museum
UK, Glasgow, University of Glasgow, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Godalming, Surrey, Charterhouse (School) Museum
UK, Greenock, McLean Museum & Art Gallery
UK, Greenwich, National Maritime Museum
UK, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Hastings, Hastings Borough Council Museum & Art Gallery
UK, Hertford, Hertford Museum
UK, Ipswich, Ipswich Museum (formerly Museum of Natural History, Archaeology, and Ethnology)
UK, Kilmarnock, Dick Institute
UK, Leeds, Leeds City Museum
UK, Leeds, Royal Armouries
UK, Lincoln, City and Country Museum
UK, Liverpool, World Museum (National Museums & Art Galleries in Merseyside) (formerly Liverpool Museum)
UK, London, British Library
UK, London, British Museum (formerly Museum of Mankind)
UK, London, Commonwealth Institute
UK, London, Cuming Museum
UK, London, Department of Anthropology, University College of London
UK, London, Horniman Museum and Gardens
UK, London, Kew, Museum of Economic Botany, Royal Botanical Gardens
UK, London, Museum of London
UK, London, National Maritime Museum
UK, London, Royal Geographic Society
UK, Maidstone, Maidstone Museum & Bentliff Art Gallery
UK, Manchester, University of Manchester, Manchester Museum
UK, Mansfield, Notts, Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Middlesbrough, Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
UK, Middlesbrough, Dorman Museum
UK, Montrose, Angus (Scotland) Montrose Museum
UK, Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Great North Museum (formerly Hancock Museum)
UK, Norfolk Museums Service, Great Yarmouth Museums
UK, Northampton, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (including Abington Museum)
UK, Norwich, University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
UK, Nottingham, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
UK, Nuneaton, Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Orpington, Kent, Bromley Museum
UK, Oxford, Oxford University, Ashmolean Museum 
UK, Oxford, Oxford University, Pitt Rivers Museum
UK, Paisley, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery
UK, Perth, Perth Museum & Art Gallery 
UK, Plymouth, City Museum and Art Gallery
UK Port Sunlight, Lady Lever Art Gallery
UK, Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden Museum (previously Saffron Walden Museum Society)
UK, Salisbury, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
UK, Sheffield, Sheffield City Museum
UK Southport, The Botanic Gardens Museum
UK, St Andrews, Museum of the University of St Andrews
UK, Sunderland, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
UK, Stirling, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
UK, Torquay, Torquay National History Museum
UK, Truro, Cornwall, Royal Institution of Cornwall
UK, Warrington, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
UK, Warwick, Warwickshire Museum Service
UK, Welshpool, (Wales) Powysland Museum
UK, Whitby, Whitby Museum
UK, Winchester, Winchester City Museum
 
 
USA, Alabama, Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile
USA, Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Museum of Natural History
USA, Alaska, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks
USA, Arizona, Phoenix, Heard Museum
USA, California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 
USA, California, Berkeley, University of California, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (formerly Lowie Museum of Anthropology)
USA, California, Chico, California State University
USA, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
USA, California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
USA, California, Los Angeles, UCLA, Fowler Museum of Cultural History
USA, California, Pasadena, Pacific Asia Museum
USA, California, San Diego, San Diego Museum of Man
USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences
USA, California, San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, De Young Museum
USA, California, San Francisco, Oakland Art Museum
USA, California, Santa Ana, Bowers Museum
USA, California, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center (Is this the Stanford University Museum of Art?)
USA, California, The Oakland Museum, Oakland
USA, Colorado, Boulder, University of Colorado Museum
USA, Colorado, Denver, Colorado Historical Society
USA, Colorado, Denver, Denver Art Museum
USA, Connecticut, Hartford, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art
USA, Connecticut, Middletown, Wesleyan University Museum
USA, Connecticut, New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery
USA, Connecticut, New Haven, Yale University, Peabody Museum of Natural History
USA, Delaware, Newark, University Gallery
USA, Denver, Denver Art Museum
USA, District of Columbia, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.,
USA, District of Columbia, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington D.C.
USA, District of Columbia, Washington D.C. National Geographic Society
USA, District of Columbia. American University, Washington D.C.
USA, Florida, Gainsville, Florida State Museum
 
USA, Hawai’i, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Museum
USA, Hawai’i, Hilo, Lyman House Memorial Museum
USA, Hawai’i, Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts 
USA, Hawai’i, Honolulu, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum  
USA, Hawai’i, Honolulu, Mission Houses Museum 
USA, Hawai’i, Honolulu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, East-West Center Gallery
USA, Hawai’i, Honolulu/Kailua-Kona, Daughters of Hawaii
USA, Hawai’i, Kauai, Lihue, Kauai Museum 
USA, Hawai'i, Maui, Hana, Hana Cultural Center and Museum
USA, Hawai’i, Wailuki, Maui Historical Society
 
USA, Illinois, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University, University Museum
USA, Illinois, Chicago, Field Museum
USA, Illinois, DeKalb, Northern Illinois University
USA, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois State Museum
USA, Illinois, Urbana, University of Illinois, Department of Anthropology
USA, Illinois, Urbana, University of Illinois, Natural History Museum
USA, Illinois, Urbana, University of Illinois, World Heritage Museum
USA, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum 
USA, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois, Spurlock Museum 
USA, Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum
USA, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art
USA, Indiana, Muncie, Ball State University Museum of Art 
USA, Iowa, Cedar Falls, University of Northern Iowa, University Museum
USA, Iowa, Davenport, The Putnam Museum
USA, Iowa, Iowa City, University of Iowa Museum of Art
USA, Kansas, Chanute, Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum
USA, Kansas, Lawrence, University of Kansas, Museum of Anthropology
USA, Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana State Museum
USA, Louisiana, New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art (Delgado Museum of Art)
USA, Louisiana, New Orleans, Tulane University, Middle American Research Institute
USA, Maine, Brunswick, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
USA, Maine, Orono, University of Maine at Orono, Anthropology Museum
USA, Maryland, Annapolis, US Naval Academy
USA, Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art 
USA, Massachusetts, Boston College Museum of Arts
USA, Massachusetts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Peabody Museum
USA, Massachusetts, Nantucket Historical Association
USA, Massachusetts, New Bedford, New Bedford Whaling Museum
USA, Massachusetts, Salem, Peabody Essex Museum
USA, Massachusetts, Springfield Science Museum
USA, Massachusetts, Worcester, Worchester Art Museum
USA, Michigan, Bloomfield Hills, Cranbook Academy of Art
USA, Michigan, Bloomfield Hills, Cranbook Institute of Science
USA, Michigan, Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts
USA, Michigan, East Lansing, Michigan State University Museum
USA, Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
USA, Minnesota, Minneapolis, University of St Thomas, American Museum of Asmat Art 
USA, Minnesota, St Paul, Science Museum of Minnesota
USA, Missouri, Columbia, University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology
USA, Missouri, Columbia, University of Missouri, Museum of Art and Archaeology
USA, Missouri, Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
USA, Missouri, St Louis, Museum of Science and Natural History
USA, Missouri, St. Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum
USA, Nebraska, Lincoln, University of Nebraska State Museum
USA, Nebraska, Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum
USA, New Hampshire, Hanover, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art
USA, New Jersey, Newark, Newark Museum
USA, New Jersey, Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum
USA, New Jersey, Princeton, Princeton University Museum of Natural History
USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
USA, New York, Buffalo, Buffalo Museum of Science
USA, New York, Centerport, Vanderbilt Museum
USA, New York, Hempstead, Hofstra University Museum
USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History
USA, New York, New York, Brooklyn Museum
USA, New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA, New York, Oneonta, Hartwick College, The Yager Museum of Art and Culture
USA, New York, Rochester, Rochester Museum and Science Center
USA, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USA, North Carolina, Durham, Duke University Museum of Art
USA, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art
USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University, Museum of Man
USA, Ohio, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum
USA, Ohio, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History
USA, Ohio, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art
USA, Ohio, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
USA, Ohio, Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art
USA, Ohio, Dayton, Museum of Natural History
USA, Ohio, Dayton, Dayton Art Institute
USA, Oregon, Eugene, University of Oregon, Museum of Art
USA, Oregon, Eugene, University of Oregon, Oregon State Museum of Anthropology
USA, Pennsylvania, Merion (scheduled to move to Philadelphia), Barnes Foundation
USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Commercial Museum (renamed Philadelphia Civic Center Museum in 1952; finally closed in 1994, collections dispersed in 2001)
USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, University Museum
USA, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
USA, Pennsylvania, Scranton, Everhart Museum of History, Science and Art
USA, Rhode Island, Providence, Roger Williams Park, Museum of Natural History
USA, Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Tennessee, Frank H. McClung Museum
USA, Texas, Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art
USA, Texas, Dallas, International Museum of Cultures
USA, Texas, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum
USA, Texas, Houston, Menil Collection
USA, Texas, Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts
USA, Utah, Provo, Bringham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures
USA, Utah, Salt Lake City, Historical Dept., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Temple Square Museum
USA, Vermont, St. Johnsbury, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
USA, Virginia, Charlottesville, University of Virginia, University Museum, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 
USA, Virginia, Hampton, Hampton Institute, College Museum
USA, Washington, Seattle, Seattle Art Museum
USA, Washington, Seattle, University of Washington, Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum
USA, West Virginia, Huntington, Marshall University, Birke Art Gallery
USA, Wisconsin, Beloit, Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology
USA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Museum
 
V
 
Vanuatu, Port Vila, Vanuatu Cultural Centre & Vanuatu National Museum
Vanuatu, Port Vila, Michoutouchkine-Pilioko Foundation and Art Gallery 
 
 
W
 
X
 
Y
 
Z
 
(Total = 649 museums) 
 
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Acknowledgements
 
Thanks to the following people for their contributions to the list:
 
Dr Barry Craig
Dr Ingrid Heerman
Crispin Howarth
Kirk Huffman
Dr Adrienne Kaeppler
Dr Eric Kjellgren
Stéphanie Leclerc-Caffarel
Dr Jenny Newell
Philippe Peltier
Mei-Chen Tseng
Dr Diana Young