The material donated by the Forsters constitutes one of the most important collections of the University of Oxford. The Oxford collection is part of a larger collection of material culture the Forsters acquired during the voyage. Another large part of their collection is in the Institut für Ethnologie in the University of Göttingen, while other material they collected is dispersed among some half dozen other European collections. The collection at Oxford is regarded by specialists as the most important of the Forster collections and as one of the most important of all the collections made on any of Cook's three voyages.
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