Conference: The 19th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association

Together with the Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies, Radboud University, the 19th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association will be held in  read more »

Conference: Small Collections of Oceanic Art: Discoveries, Challenges, and Potentials

The 2013 Pacific Arts Association European meeting will be held from Wednesday, April 3, to Saturday, April 6, at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim (<>).  read more »

Call for Papers: Call for Venue Proposals: 12th Pacific Arts Association International Sympoisum

The PAA board is seeking proposals for a venue to host the 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium. The international meetings are an opportunity for contemporary artists, cultural leaders, historians, museum and gallery curators, researchers, and collectors to engage in lively and creative dialogues.

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Exhibition: Nga Kina Public Sculpture Offically opens at Kumutoto, Wellington Waterfront

Nga Kina was commissioned by Wellington Sculpture Trust (WST) and is the 25th public sculpture WST has realised for the city of Wellington. Nine hyper sized Kina forms varying in scale from 2-3 metres in diameter are now installed partially below the waterline creating a natural interplay with local tidal movements and surrounding architectural scape at Kumutoto.  read more »

Symposium: ʻAha Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi

The ʻAha Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi is a Hawaiian literature, history and writing symposium. 2012 is the first gathering of scholars and practitioners of Hawaiian literary arts and history in conversation with indigenous Pacific and North American writers and scholars.  read more »

Exhibition: Malima! work by Apa Tengere

Attached is a small catalogue prepared for the forth-coming exhibition by Apa Tengere, a B. Ed. (Inservice) student majoring in Visual Arts. The exhibition will be part of the contribution to the Symposium happening at the end of this month - The Saep Majnep Memorial Symposium. It will open Nov 1 and will be open for viewing until 30th November.
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Conference: The Future of Ethnographic Museums

The conference will mark the completion of the five-year RIME project funded by the European Union, and involving ten major European ethnography museums. This conference aims to move the debate about the purpose of ethnographic museums in the post-colonial period forward and to envision new ways of thinking and working in those museums in the future.

What is the purpose of an ethnographic museum in the twenty-first century?  read more »

Conference: International Symposium “Cultures, Societies and Environments in Vanuatu and the Pacific" 28-30 August 2012

Program for the International Symposium “Cultures, Societies and Environments in Vanuatu and the Pacific." Organized by the CREDO and by the University of New-Caledonia, with the support of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, the French Embassy in Port-Vila, the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VKS), the Government of new-Caledonia, the ministry of Education of Vanuatu, the University of South Pacific.


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Meeting: The Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of Asia and the Pacific

Co-organised by ICHCAP and the National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO, the third Central Asia Subregional Network Meeting on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held on the 23rd and 24th of May 2012 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

See attached pdfs for information on "Women Weaving Traditions into Samoan Life" and "Papua New Guinea Huli Warriors' Yellow Faces Sacrifice Fear"