List of museums with major collections in ethnography and anthropology

This is a list of museums with major collections in ethnography and anthropology. It is sorted by descending number of objects listed.

  1. Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    3.75 million artifacts[1]
  2. Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
    1,170,495 objects in 2014 including an iconotheque of about 700,000 pieces[2] (plus a mediatheque of 260,000 and archives)[3]
  3. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    The Museum houses over 1.35 million objects, with one of the most comprehensive collections and Middle and Near-Eastern art in the world.[4]
  4. Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), St. Petersburg, Russia
    1 117,000 objects[5]
  5. University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
    800,000 objects[6]
  6. Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, California, USA
    634,000 objects[7] (In addition to Africa, Americas & Oceania, the museum embraces holdings from Europe, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Egypt, Asia and a large media collection)
  7. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK
    500,000 objects[8]
  8. Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
    500,000 objects[9]
  9. Ethnological Museum, Berlin, Germany
    500,000 objects[10] (In addition to Africa, Americas & Oceania, the museum embraces holdings from Asia (South, South-East, Far-East and North Asia), the Islamic World, the Children's Museum and the Museum for the Blind.)
  10. Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia
    500,000 objects[11]
  11. British Museum, London, UK
    350,000 objects[12]
  12. National Museum of Ethnology (Japan), Osaka, Japan
    335,000 objects[13]
  13. National Museum of Ethnology (Netherlands), Leiden, Netherlands
    200,000 objects with 500,000 pieces in the image and multimedia libraries and 40,000 books.[14]
  14. Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna, Austria
    200,000 objects[15]
  15. Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Munich, Germany
    150,000 objects[16]
  16. Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology), Mexico City, Mexico
    120,000 objects[17]
  17. American Museum of Natural History Division of Anthropology, New York, USA
    119,000 objects[18]
  18. Anima Mundi, Vatican City
    80,000 objects[19]
  19. Horniman Museum, London, UK
    80,000 objects[20]
  20. Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    36,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological objects[21]
  21. Powell Cotton Museum, Kent, UK
    30,000 objects[22]
  22. Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    30,000 ethnographic objects, 10,000 photographs [23]
  23. Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Xalapa, Mexico.
    25,000 objets [24]
  24. Museu Antropológico Diretor Pestana (Brazil), Ijuí, Santa Cataria, Brazil,
    29.000 pièces
  25. Ethnological Museum, Addis Ababa
    13,000 items
  26. Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Perth, Australia
    11,500 items
  27. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA
    11,000 objects[25]
  28. Wooden Spoons Museum, Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Romania
    Over 6,000 objects[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canadian Museum of Civilization
  2. ^ "Musée du quai Branly: Exploring the permanent collections". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  3. ^ "Musée du quai Branly: The mediatheque collections". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  4. ^ "Our Story". www.penn.museum.
  5. ^ "Home". www.kunstkamera.ru.
  6. ^ "The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge".
  7. ^ "Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology". Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  8. ^ "Tango Diva: Travel Stories for Women, by Women – Getaways. Vacations. Voluntourism".
  9. ^ "Les collections | le Musée de l'Homme". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  10. ^ Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu. "Staatliche Museen zu Berlin". Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
  11. ^ "Российский этнографический музей". ethnomuseum.ru.
  12. ^ "British Museum". www.britishmuseum.org.
  13. ^ "Minpaku-Japan" (PDF).
  14. ^ "Een museum over mensen". Volkenkunde in Leiden.
  15. ^ "Museum für Völkerkunde". April 27, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-04-27.
  16. ^ Voelkerkundemuseum-Muenchen
  17. ^ "Museo Nacional de Antropología". www.mna.inah.gob.mx.
  18. ^ "Division of Anthropology, AMNH". anthro.amnh.org.
  19. ^ "Ethnological Museum Anima Mundi". Vatican Museums. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Anthropology". Horniman Museum and Gardens.
  21. ^ "History & Organization | Museum of Anthropology at UBC". Archived from the original on 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  22. ^ "Cornucopia". Archived from the original on 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  23. ^ "Mathers Museum of World Cultures: Collections". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  24. ^ "Collection-Anthropology Museum of Xalapa-Universidad Veracruzana". sapp.uv.mx.
  25. ^ "The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Works of Art: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas". www.metmuseum.org. Archived from the original on 2004-06-03.
  26. ^ Ignâtescu, Marius (5 July 2009). "Muzeul lingurilor din Câmpulung Moldovenesc" (in Romanian). Asociația Descoperă.