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List of museums with major collections in ethnography and anthropology

This is a list of museums with major collections in ethnography and anthropology.

  1. University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
    800,000 objects[1]
  2. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK
    500,000 objects[2]
  3. British Museum, London, UK
    350,000 objects[3]
  4. Horniman Museum, London, UK
    80,000 objects[4]
  5. Powell Cotton Museum, Kent, UK
    30,000 objects[5]
  6. Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
    292,311 objects[6] (iconotheque: 700,000, mediatheque: 260,000)[7]
  7. Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
    500,000 objects[8]
  8. Ethnological Museum, Berlin, Germany
    500,000 objects[9] (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.)
  9. Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Munich, Germany
    150,000 objects[10]
  10. Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna, Austria
    200,000 objects[11]
  11. Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia
    More than 1 million items[12]
  12. Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia
    500,000 objects[13]
  13. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA
    11,000 objects[14]
  14. Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, California, USA
    634,000 objects[15] (In addition to Africa, Americas & Oceania, the museum embraces holdings from Europe, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Egypt, Asia and a large media collection)
  15. American Museum of Natural History Division of Anthropology, New York, USA
    119,000 objects[16]
  16. Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology), Mexico City, Mexico
    120,000 objects[17]
  17. Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Xalapa, Mexico.
  18. Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    36,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological objects[18]
  19. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    3.75 million artifacts[19]
  20. Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Perth, Australia, 11,500 items.
  21. National Museum of Ethnology (Japan), Osaka, Japan
    335,000 objects[20]


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