Conferences

The Art of the Sepik River Oceanic Arts Society Forum | National Gallery of Australia | 7 Aug – 1 Nov 2015

A closer look at the art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, with a program of talks from experts on Sepik River art, culture and history, in association with the Oceanic Arts Society.

Click here to see the program and list of speakers for this forum. This forum is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River.  read more »

Sepik Symposium at the Musée du quai Branly. 27-28 October, 2015.

To mark the opening of the exhibition: Sepik. L’art au long du fleuve at the Musée du quai Branly on 26 October 2015 a symposium will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 and 28 October 2015.

While the Research Department of the Musée du quai Branly is inviting the speakers, access to the Symposium is open to the public.

Members of the Pacific Arts Association who wish to attend the opening of the exhibition can contact either Philippe Peltier (ppe@quaibranly.fr) or Magali Mélandri (mme@quaibranly.fr) by 30 September 2015.  read more »

Curatopia: Histories, Theories, Practices - Museums and the Future of Curatorship. 6-7 July 2015. Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany.

As museums continue to change in twenty first century, the ‘figure of the curator’ appears to be in flux. What is the future of curatorial practice? Is there a vision for an ideal model, a Curatopia, whether in the form of a utopia or dystopia? The symposium facilitates intense thinking through ‘the figure of the curator’ and will be open to museum professionals, other academics and students.

6 July 2015 9:00am - 6:30pm  read more »

Announcing Programme: PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts” Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015

PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts”

Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015

Thursday 2 July 2015

9:30- 10:30h. Registration (Museum opens at 9:30)

10:30- 11:30h.

Session 1: Historical Research

Welcome by the Director: Concepción García Sáiz

Beatriz Robledo.“Oceania collections in Museo de América and Spanish scientific expeditions from 18th Century”  read more »

Save the Date: 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 2016 Auckland, New Zealand 14-17 March 2016. Hosted by Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

The 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 2016 will be hosted by Auckland Museum in what promises to be a dynamic and engaging symposium that will take place between two iconic Pacific events in Auckland.

With Pasifika Festival (11-12 March) and Polyfest (most likely to occur 18-20 March), we encourage you to make the most of this time and consider planning your participation at the 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium with one or both of these events in mind.

12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 14-17 March 2016  read more »

Call for Papers: Pacifique(S) – 4th, 5th & 6th November, 2015. Le Havre University – France

A 3 day international conference entitled “Pacifique(S)” will take place at the University of Le Havre in France on the 4th, 5th and 6th of November 2015.

This is an inter-disciplinary conference that calls for papers addressing the following broad thematic concerns:

Oceans

Histories

Diaspora  read more »

PAA Pacific Conference: Trading Traditions: The Role of Art in the Pacific's Expansive Exchange Networks. Kingdom of Tonga, September 29 - October 4 2015

The Pacific Branch of the Pacific Arts Association is offering registration for its 2015 conference, to be held at the Fa'onelua Conference Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga from 28 September to 4 October, 2015.  read more »

Call for Papers: PAA-Europe Meeting 2015 in Madrid, Spain Museo de America 2-4 July 2015

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Pacific Arts Association–Europe will be held from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 4 July 2015 at the Museo de America, Madrid, Spain.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for presentations at the conference is 1 March 2015.

Acceptance will be confirmed by 1 April 2015, giving participants time to make travel arrangements.

A detailed programme will be posted on our website once all presentations are confirmed.  read more »

Conference: Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World. 15th September – 17th September 2014. Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Anyone who is interested and in Cambridge is very welcome to attend the Plenary Session on Mission Archaeology at 4pm on Monday 15th, which will be followed by a drinks reception at MAA, as well as the Plenary Lecture at 5pm on Tuesday 16th, given by Jane Lydon who is currently a visiting fellow at MAA.

The programme for the conference can be found below:

http://maa.cam.ac.uk/maa/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Programme.pdf  read more »

Call for Proposals: OURMedia Conference, University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea

We invite presentations, workshops, papers, roundtable discussions and panel proposals relating to concepts of media practice, presenting case studies of media initiatives both from the region and internationally and providing analysis of recent developments, challenges and successes in the areas of communication and social change. We welcome proposals for exhibitions, film screenings or performances.  read more »