The Oceania Department displays the cabinet exhibition "Hawai'i revisited - The James-Cook-Collection Göttingen meets contemporary art" from 3 October 2018 until 5 May 2019.
The collection which is currently not on display includes the traditional southsea regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
It boasts collections from New Ireland and New Britain in the Bismarck archipelago. Other areas of focus include the Sepik Ramu coast area in Papua New Guinea, the Polynesian Samoa (Krämer collection) and the Micronesian island nation of Palau. The Liebler collection provides and extensive overview of central Australia. Australia and other regions are represented by modern works that have been collected specially in recent years.