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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Top End of Australia’s premier scientific, cultural and artistic institution. The MAGNT holds extensive collections covering Natural History, Archaeology, Aboriginal Art and Culture, Northern Territory History, Maritime History, South East Asian and Oceanic Art and the Visual Arts.

Collections

  1. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Amphibian Collection The MAGNT amphibian collection, established in 1981, consists of about 8,000 databased specimens, the majority of which have been collected in the Northern Territory.
  2. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Annelid Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Annelid Collection comprises about 27,000 lots of registered specimens, including 71 holotypes and 223 paratype lots.
  3. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Arachnid Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Arachnid Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 4900 databased specimens and an additional several thousand that are curated but not yet registered. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 95 holotypes and over 200 paratypes.
  4. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Ascidian Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Ascidian Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 750 databased specimens. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 19 holotypes and 4 paratypes...
  5. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Bird Collection The MAGNT bird collection, established in 1981, consists of about 6,000 databased specimens, the majority of which are from the Northern Territory.
  6. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Coelenterate Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Coelenterate Collection, established in 1981, consists of about 17,000 databased specimens. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 108 holotypes and 242 paratypes...
  7. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Crustacean Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Crustacean Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 19000 databased specimens and additional material that is not yet registered. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 225 holotypes and over 370 paratype lots.
  8. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Echinoderm Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Echinoderm Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 3600 databased specimens and additional material that is not yet registered. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 3 holotypes and 20 paratypes.
  9. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Entomology Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Entomology Collection was established in 1981 and continues to the present. The collection consists predominantly of material from the Northern Territory, especially the Top End with a smaller component from Central Australia, but also has a small representation from Indonesia, particularly East Timor...
  10. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Ichthyology Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Ichthyology Collection was established in 1981. It contains over 38,000 databased lots and about 250,000 specimens including 90 holotypes and 500 paratype lots...
  11. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Malacology Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Malacology (mollusc) collection comprises about 57,000 lots of dry shells for scientific research and education purposes, and about 2,000 specimen lots stored in either 70% ethyl alcohol for morphological study or absolute ethyl alcohol for genetics studies.
  12. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Mammal Collection The MAGNT mammal collection, established in 1981, consists of about 8,200 databased specimens, the majority of which are from the Northern Territory. The collection includes 5 holotypes and 28 paratypes. Subcollections include the historically significant Finlayson Collection from Central Australia, consisting of mostly skins and skeletal elements, and the Arid Zone Collection.
  13. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Palaeontology Collection A large collection of fossil material, with an emphasis on the extinct Miocene vertebrate fauna from the Northern Territory, is held at the MAGNT in Darwin and at the Museum of Central Australia in Alice Springs. MAGNT has several active fossil sites including Alcoota, located NE of Alice Springs, and Bullock Creek in the northern Tanami Desert.
  14. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Porifera Collection The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Porifera (sponge) collection includes more than 7500 registered specimens. The collection includes 51 holotypes and 51 paratype lots. Microscope slides (spicule and thick section preparations) are associated with most of the registered material.
  15. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Reptile Collection The MAGNT reptile collection, established in 1981, consists of about 37,000 databased specimens, the majority of which have been collected in the Northern Territory. The collection includes 71 holotypes and 915 paratypes. Historical subcollections include the Arid Zone Collection from Central Australia.

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