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Olbedabel Collection  

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BNM Olbedabel Collection

 

There are roughly 4,500 objects and art collections relating to anthropology, art, history and natural history. Most of these collections are from Palau, Micronesia and the Pacific. Acquisitions are mainly obtained by donations and occasionally by purchase.

Palauan beads and shell money, miniature replica of houses, canoe houses and canoes; domestic utensils, weapons, tools and etc. are part of the anthropological collections. Original pieces of art works of different media can be seen around the Museum. Most presented media is watercolor and oil. The contents represent works of Palauan and Non-Palauan artists bearing relationship to Palauan culture. Portraits, scenes of daily life in Palau, building, landscapes, and contemporary art of storyboards are some of the many art collections. In the collection of history are the things relatively of recent past as distinct from ancient times and would include Japanese sports pennant, bottles and jars, WW II war mementos, Vietnam War trophy, and many more. Natural History collections include rock core, wood samples, turtle shell plates, skull and carapace, whale vertebra and bones.

 
 

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