Publications of Interest

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Staying Fijian: Vatulele Island Barkcloth and Social Identity by Rod Edwins

Staying Fijian: Vatulele Island Barkcloth and Social Identity
By Rod Ewins

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Livign Spirits with Fixed Abodes edited by Barry Craig

Living Spirits with Fixed Abodes
Editor: Barry Craig

On the eve of Papua New Guinea’s attainment of independence from Australia, Chief Minister Michael Somare referred to the new nation’s cultural treasures as living spirits with fixed abodes. He was referring to the prevailing belief of Papua New Guineans that everything is invested with spirit, not least the objects carved, modeled or constructed for ceremonial, and often everyday use. In 1977, the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery moved into a new building, located next to, but constructed before, the National Parliament. The Masterpieces Exhibition remains in place today and this book gives the reader a thorough account of each of the 209 objects on display.  read more »

Ritual Art at the Source: Malagan on Tabar Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea by Michael Gunn

Ritual Art at the Source: Malagan on Tabar Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
By Michael Gunn

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Vukumo: Art and Life of the Kilenge by Philip Dark and Mavis Dark

Vukumo: Art and life of the Kilenge. A personal perspective Papua New Guinea
By Philip Dark and Mavis Dark

The late Philip Dark and his wife recount experiences of their stay in Papua New Guinea among the Melanesian Kilenge people, speakers of an Austronesian language, at the western end of New Britain.  read more »

Au Fil des Iles By Gaspard de Marval, George Breguet

Au Fil des Iles
By Gaspard de Marval, George Breguet

An overview of 153 Indonesian objects from the Gediking-Ferrand collection. Of the 153 pieces two-thirds are songket, ikats and batiks; there are also weapons, masks and wayang puppets and objects of daily life from the Dutch Indonesian colonial period. Some of these are either rare or unknown in the abundant literature on the subject, among them the oldest known pieces in Europe and of particular scientific interest. The book has two parts: the first, a general text placing the works in their Indonesian and Swiss contexts; the second, catalogues and illustrates each object.  read more »

Tapa: Etoffes cosmiques d'Oceanie by Marie-Claire Bataille-Benguigui, Hélène Guiot, Claude Stéfani, Fanny Wonu Veys


Tapa: Etoffes cosmiques d'Oceanie
By Marie-Claire Bataille-Benguigui, Hélène Guiot, Claude Stéfani, Fanny Wonu Veys

The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era by Stacy L. Kamehiro

The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era
By Stacy L. Kamehiro
Published by the University of Hawaii Press

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