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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in the British Museum

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in the British Museum

The British Museum.
The British Museum. Photo: Ian Coates.

The British Museum's collection of nearly 6,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects is one of the most important outside of Australia.

It includes material collected during James Cook's visit to Botany Bay in 1770.

It also includes extensive objects, photographs, artworks, and correspondence detailing interactions between British collectors and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia.

The British Museum collection of more than 3,500,000 objects can be searched on the British Museum website.