Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK. Originally founded in 1884, it has been in its present location on Downing Street since 1913.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Major redevelopment in 2012 included the building of a new front door as well as refurbished ground floor galleries, allowing new visitors to discover this previously hidden University museum.

MAA’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents. Our oldest object is a 1.8-million-year-old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge, whist the newest are made by contemporary artists.

The anthropology and photographic collections are enhanced by collaboration with indigenous communities. But MAA is not a dusty museum about the ancient past. It is also about contemporary life all over the world and works with modern-day indigenous communities in all kinds of ways.

It is particularly known for its innovative exhibitions that draw contemporary artists into dialogue with the historic collections.

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