NZMuseums showcases the New Zealand's museums and galleries and their collections. It's also a directory of museums and galleries, and an online collection management system. NZMuseums is the initiative of National Services Te Paerangi, a team at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Western Australian Museum has been collecting and performing research on the State's natural and cultural heritage for over 120 years. Collections and research at the Western Australian Museum are centred on Earth and Planetary Sciences, Zoology, Anthropology, Archaeology and History.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.
The Art Gallery's outstanding collection of 38,000 works of art comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery.
The Art Gallery also houses a comprehensive collection of Australian art from the time of European settlement in the early nineteenth century to the present day, including one of the most important collections of Indigenous art.
The European collection spans the Renaissance to today, and the Asian collection covers twelve countries with galleries dedicated to the art of Southeast Asia, India, Japan and the only dedicated Islamic gallery space in Australia.
Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour, while our splendid Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
While nothing can replicate the experience of visiting the Gallery in person, our website is one of an increasing number of ways to access us. The site provides information about exhibitions and events at the Gallery. While only about 5% of the collection can be displayed at any one time, you can search the entire collection online. You can access , take an or do your own research.
This site allows users to explore the natural sciences and humanities collections of Museums Victoria in Australia, featuring collections of zoology, geology, palaeontology, history, indigenous cultures and technology. Over 1.15 million records were presented at launch in 2015, accompanied by over 150,000 images.
KwaZulu-Natal Museum ranks among the top National Museums in South Africa's, a cultural and natural history museum renowned for its unique collections - there are eight natural history and around ten cultural history galleries that include an array of mammals (together with the last wild elephant in KwaZulu-Natal), birds, amphibians, insects, an extensive mollusc collection (there are few South African land snails that are not represented in the Natal Museum) and a life-size T-Rex model. There is also a room dedicated to KwaZulu-Natal history, geological and Paleontological material, and a reconstruction of a Victorian street set in the late 1800's, complete with shops, stable and period homes. Take a walk through a life size recreation of a Drakensberg cave with rock art drawings or a walk on the wooden deck of a wrecked trading vessel in our Towns and Trade Exhibition. What makes the KwaZulu-Natal Museum particularly interesting is the array of interesting temporary exhibitions that give the museum a definite dynamic advantage. Temporary exhibitions and happenings have included an exploration of the history of segregation in the US, xenophobic violence, children’s art exhibition. The Museum officially opened an exciting exhibition on the Soccer World Cup, in May 2010. The 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian people to South Africa was celebrated in November 2010, with the launch of a new permanent exhibition showcasing the Indian community of Pietermaritzburg. The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is also very popular with the schools and family visitors alike. The museum boasts an internet café with an impressive 16 computers, resource library for learners and film room.
The museums of Bandjoun and Baham (West Cameroon), Babungo and Mankon (North-West Cameroon) have been created as part of the project “Training, protection of the artistic-cultural heritage and development in Cameroon” by the Italian NGO COE, Centro Orientamento Educativo, and co-financed by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Italian Bishops’ Conference and by COE, with the participation of the local communities.
The museums are located in the highlands of the West and North-West of Cameroon (Grassland or Grassfield), one of the most important homes of African civilisations south of the Sahara.
The project is aimed at stimulating the dynamics of cultural and economic development in the areas directly concerned and in general in the country through the protection of an important resource in this territory: the objects that materialise and make visible the symbols of religiousness and power, documents of the culture and history of different peoples and their political and social organisation.
The heritage of the communities is protected and given its correct value in the place where it lives: the objects leave the museum whenever their ritual and symbolic role is required by tradition and then they are returned to the museum where their preservation is assured.
Each museum offers an “itinerary of the collective memory” which guides visitors in the territory to discover the places of history, legend and myth, in a dimension of encounter and exchange which enriches the experience of the visit.
Le musée national des antiquités est le plus ancien musée d’Algérie. Son contenu historique et archéologique témoigne que la terre d’Algérie est sans doute l’une des plus riches du bassin de la méditerranée. Il représente toutes les périodes et tous les détails de l’existence du pays depuis ses origines les plus reculées jusqu’à nos jours.
L’idée de la construction d’un musée pour les collections antiques revenait à Mr Berbrugger premier conservateur,en 1838, dont il leur réserva une pièce spéciale dans la caserne des janissaires, rue Bab-Azoun et l’annexer à la bibliothèque qui ouvrit ses portes en1835. En 1845 il obtint une dizaine de chambres au Palais de la Djenina.Les objets furent transférés et exposés ensuite en 1848 dans des pièces voûtées, du bas d’une maison mauresque qui fut démolie en 1862, lors des travaux de fortifications.En 1863, le Musée est installé dans le Palais de Mustapha Pacha, rue de l’Etat Major (le musée occupe le rez-de-chaussée et l’une des salles du second étage, le premier étage est réservé à la Bibliothèque).En 1896, des épaves d’une exposition permanente d’objets d’art musulmans furent jointes aux collections d’art antique et émigrèrent sur les hauteurs de Mustapha, dans un bâtiment construit à cet effet dans un jardin botanique nommé le parc de la liberté inauguré le 19 avril 1897. Des salles nouvelles furent adjointes au noyau primitif, et grâce au savant Stéphane Gsell elles ne tardèrent pas à se meubler. Le musée s’enrichit notamment par l’acquisition de la collection Ben Aben à la suite d’une exposition organisée à Alger en 1905.
Les collections d’art islamique ont été transférées et réexposées dans un nouveau bâtiment inauguré à l’occasion de la journée mondiale des des musées le18 mai 2003.