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Exquisite paintings by the Numina artists, Sharon, Selina, Caroline and Lanita Numina, are available online. The exhibition runs from 3 April to 12 May 2020
- Open Days/times:Online Exhibition is open 24/7
- Represented Artists:Sharon, Selina, Caroline and Lanita Numina
- Galleries:Painting,Aboriginal,Art Gallery
- Open Days:By Appointment Only
Berndt Museum of Anthropology holds one of Australia's finest collections of Australian Aboriginal, contemporary and historical art and cultural materials.
- Museums:Aboriginal,Local History
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
Berndt Museum of Anthropology was formally established in 1976 by the University of Western Australia. It holds one of Australia's finest collections of Australian Aboriginal, contemporary and historical art and cultural materials, as well as Asian and Melanesian collections.
Initially known as the Anthropology Research Museum, it was renamed the Berndt Museum of Anthropology in 1992. The change of name was to honour the Museum's founders and principal benefactors, Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt. The Museum administers the Professor Ronald M. and Dr Catherine H. Berndt Research Foundation that promotes research in the field of Aboriginal Australia.
The core collections were obtained by Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt during almost fifty years of fieldwork in many areas of Australia, as well as New Guinea.
These have been augmented by materials assembled by staff, graduate students and other associates of the Discipline of of Anthropology and Sociology, as well as through purchases and donations under the federal Cultural Gifts Program.
Located within Wanneroo's Cultural Centre, this museum showcases and celebrates the changes through history of the local area with over 300 objects and photographs on display depicting local life over the ages. What's more, there is a fabulous little children's area where little folk can get hands-on experience in the market gardening trade.
- Museums:Aboriginal,Local History
- Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10AM - 4PM, Sat 12PM - 4PM, Sun 11AM - 3PM
- Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Free,Cafe
- Open Days:Monday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Bring the kids and take them on a journey of exploration and education. Whilst my little one was too young to appreciate many of the antiquities on show; this is a great place to take little people and show them 'how we used to live'. There are numerous exhibits, many with audio visual and interactive displays that deepen the learning opportunities available. The changing technology display would certainly be a great eye opener for children of today who might enjoy finding out how Wanneroo locals existed before electricity. There are also some fabulous rural artefacts, and a rare 'buka' on show; believed to be the only kangaroo skin cloak on display outside of the Museum of WA.
The museum offers many exhibitions including an operating theatre, aboriginal medicine, early pharmaceuticals, dental workshop and surgery and many more.
- Museums:Aboriginal,Local History,Science
- Open Days/times:Wed 10.30AM - 4PM, Sun 2PM - 4PM
- Open Days:Wednesday,Sunday
The museum occupies the heritage-listed Harvey House, which became Perth's first maternity hospital in 1916. Admission is only 4$ for adults and 1$ for children.
Some of the other exhibitions include: iron lung and polio display, early hospital artefacts and equipment, hands-on electronic equipment, King Edward Memorial Hospital's original X-ray department, pathology and physiotherapy, the Royal Flying Doctor, nursing during Wartime, general practitioner's surgery, ophthalmology display, early pharmaceuticals, test for colour blindness and Chloe, their oldest exhibit.
Come in for a visit!