Our Mission

Actress Frances Djulibing, shown with a painting by her father, Daingangan, on a visit to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection in November 2008 for the Virginia Film Festival

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the study and interpretation of Australian Aboriginal art. Our mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of Australia’s Indigenous people and their art and culture worldwide. Working with living artists, international scholars and arts professionals, we provide a wide range of learning experiences to the University community and the public through exhibition, research and educational programs.

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