The Blumhardt Foundation, Creative New Zealand and The Dowse have collaborated to create the role of Blumhardt Foundation/Creative New Zealand Curatorial Intern. The 2012 intern is Auckland's Ane Tonga. Read the media release. read more »
Beginning this year to celebrate of the 50th Anniversary of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the ADAA and Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) are pleased to announce the creation of the ADAA Foundation Curatorial Awards. read more »
The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for the 2013–2014 academic year, “Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange,” residential grants and fellowships. The theme aims to explore how bodies of water have served, and continue to facilitate, a rich and complex interchange in the visual arts from ancient times to the present day. read more »
The Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA), in association with the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is delighted to offer the opportunity for a research exchange program to carry out museum related research in their area of interest. read more »
Who owned it before you? Unobvious catalogue numbers inscribed on and labels attached to Oceanic artworks in collections.
Some private collectors and dealers inscribed registration numbers or other information on artworks in their collections. Some public institutions did the same and later deaccessioned some of their objects. Some early field collectors attached labels to artworks that are now in collections. read more »
Header photos (left to right): Performance by Te Pua O Feani, July 21, 2005; Children's Story (Water Dreaming of Two Children), Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, acrylic on composition board, 1972; IL IAMB NAI? POMBRAL MOLGA KUNDUL AL? WHO IS THIS PERSON? BLACK OR WHITE? Performance by Michael Mel, April 28, 2007. Rotator photos (numbers one through four): Fiji Project gathering in front of a Masi Kesa from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, Re-presenting Pacific Art. Edited by Karen Stevenson and Virginia-Lee Webb, Australia: Crawford House Publishing, 2010, Dan Taulapapa McMillin, 'O Taulaitu, Acrylic transfer collage and oil paint on canvas, 2012, PAA 11th International Symposium at the University of British Columbia, 2013.