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Papua New Guinea in Plymouth

Plymouth museum has nearly 600 artefacts from Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The collection includes body ornaments and clothing, weapons and tools, ceremonial and magical items, objects used in music and dance, and for betel-chewing and tobacco-smoking. Plymouth’s collections from PNG are over a century old, and PNG has changed a lot since then.

400 objects came from Dauncey’s collection. The rest of the objects came from 14 other collectors. You can find more information about the collection objects below.