Over the centuries, the guardian has been a prominent figure within various cultures and religious doctrine, although their style and purpose can be seen to vary with each cultures values and beliefs. This exhibition examines the guardian figure from around the world, investigating their cultural significance and unique purposes. Acting as a protector for both the living and the dead, these figures guard different aspects of life, attempting to repel negative energy and bring people peace and prosperity. They represent a connection to the spiritual world, symbolizing the ancestors of ones culture and being adopted as deities. Through their meticulous placement, whether it is at the entrance of a temple, within a tomb, or affixed to a means of transportation, these guardians work endlessly to ward off potential evil and misfortune, protecting individuals from enemies and opposing forces. Each is given unique features and characteristics specific to their purpose, which help establish their reputation as either a temperate or ferocious protector. For this exhibition I have chosen ten artifacts, from the vast history of guardians, to demonstrate the unique cultural significance of these figures.