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Collections Overview


The Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 28,000 archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

The collection includes household and ceremonial items, textiles, ceramics, hunting and fishing gear, and objects of personal adornment. The artifacts span the globe and the centuries.

You can explore the collections with MOA’s Online Artifact Database, or get started by examining a list of countries and cultures represented in the collection.