Entering this exhibit is like entering a cabinet of curiosities - where to look first? The red walls frame each artefact. The room is filled with exotic treasures from across the globe, predominantly Australia and the Pacific, which are very thought provoking.
Through a selection of cultural artefacts, Into the Red: on the Vibrancy of Things explores the human fascination with the colour red and how the colour is used by different cultures. What does it mean? Why the attraction of the colour red? What is is worth?
The exhibit is the inaugural exhibition for the newly refurbished Anthropology Museum after a renovation of the Michie building at the University of Queensland, which included a purpose built space for the Anthropology Museum.
There are more than 360 objects on display, some changing throughout the exhibit, yet this exhibition still feels fairly small and intimate. Consider combining a visit with other UQ museums such as the Antiquity and Art museums. The University of Queensland museums are for everyone, not just for students.
Exhibit runs 28th June 2012 - 1st January 2013. Open daily 11am-4pm. Free Entry.