Across cultures and history, the face has been bestowed with incredible importance and power. Faces have been used to express cultural and spiritual beliefs, create identities and transform personalities.
A significant collection of cultural material from Melanesian nations.
Learn more about these fascinating masks.
How our amazing conservators prepared this display.
Masks from other cultures
Masks from Melanesia
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