Macleay reworked

Thylacinus cynocephalus, the Tasmanian Tiger. NHM.1427. © Natural Selection Media

This permanent exhibition encapsulates the early purpose of museums – to exhibit the wonders of the world and its peoples. Housed in the original cedar cabinets within the Victorian surrounds of the Macleay Building, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to peek at the extraordinary diversity of the Macleay collections, from insects collected in the 1770s to cultural artefacts from Papua New Guinea, and the University's first moves into computerisation.