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UWA Museums

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The University of Western Australia is home to several museums and galleries - together, they form UWA Museums.

UWA Museums offers an important program of exhibitions and activities designed to entertain, educate and engage audiences.

These exhibitions are open to students, staff and the wider community, and all are free.

Berndt Museum
The Berndt Museum houses extensive collections of Australian Aboriginal art and cultural materials as well as an Asian and Melanesian collection. The Museum offices are located at a purpose-built facility within the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre.
Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
Rosalie Gascoigne, 'Past Glories' (1988), Reflectorised road sign, 125.1 x 89.7cm, Copyright: Rosalie Gascoigne, Licensed by Viscopy, 2011.
The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art is a unique collection of art by Australian women. It spans the period 1892 to the present and includes 600 works by more than 150 artists, such as Margaret Preston, Joy Hester, Rosalie Gascoigne, Susan Norrie and Julie Dowling. 
Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Step back in time as you pass through an Eocene plant grove, which flourished 38-55 million years ago, at the entrance of this museum. Inside you will find a repository of mineral, rock, fossil and meteorite specimens and a stimulating Earth Science exhibition for younger explorers and school groups. The Museum is home to more than 150,000 geological specimens.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Innovative exhibitions, featuring the University's extensive art collection, as well as contemporary art, and touring shows, are just a glimpse of what is on offer at one of the first dedicated, purpose-built art museum buildings in an Australian university. All exhibitions are supported by a wide-ranging public program that includes free public talks and special events hosted by visiting artists and guest curators. The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, located within the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre, is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm.
SymbioticA is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning and critique of life sciences. It produces a major exhibition and conference focusing on biological art every two to three years.

Image: Donna Franklin “Fibre Reactive”, Funghi on cloth. Researched and developed at SymbioticA and exhibited at BioDifference Exhibition BEAP 2004 at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Photo: Robert Frith

The Cullity Gallery
Providing a window into the latest generation of works by our students, lecturers and external artists, the Gallery showcases current innovative works in architecture, visual arts and landscape architecture.