PAA Europe, 2016

PAA-E Annual Meeting – Norwich
Sunday 16 October – Tuesday 18 October 2016

The annual Pacific Arts Association-Europe meeting will be held 16-18 October 2016 at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, in partnership with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge (MAA). It is being held to coincide with the exhibition
Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific (15 October 2016 – 12 February 2017), for which MAA is an exhibition partner.

 Cost: early bird registration (register before 7 September 2016): £45, concessions (students/unemployed): £35. After 7 September 2016: £55 (full price)/£45 (concessions).

Your registration will cover: exhibition entrance, 2 lunches, teas/coffees, welcome reception with canapes, programme.

Conference dinner: £30 – this will be an informal hog roast (vegetarian option available) + dessert + 2 drinks (more drink available at bar).

Coach for return trip (18 October) to Saffron Walden and Cambridge: £15

To register and pay online, visit: (Please click the following sequence: Conference and Events/ Faculty of Arts and Humanities/ Pacific Arts Association-Europe conference).

A list of accommodation near the University of East Anglia is attached.

In case of questions, contact Lynne Crossland or Lisa Farrington: or +44(0)1603 592498. 


 Sunday 16 October 2016

Venue: University of East Anglia, Norwich

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Julian Centre

 From 10.00         Registration at School Entrance of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

                          Your registration badge will grant you free access to the Fiji exhibition which can be visited freely on Sunday (please note that the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is closed on Monday).

10:30-11:15         Tours of Fiji exhibition by curators

11.00-11.45         (Steven Hooper, Katrina Igglesden, Karen Jacobs)


12:15-13:00         Session 1. Fiji Collections Overseas (at Julian Centre)    


12:15-12:40         Adrienne Kaeppler: Fijian Art from The United States Exploring Expedition   

12:40-13:00         Steven Hooper: Baron von Hügel and the Fiji Collections at MAA


13:00-14:00         Lunch in Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts        

14:15-15:30         Session 2: Fiji, canoes and seafaring (Panel 1)

-       Steven Hooper: introduction to Fiji exhibition and commissioning a drua

-       Joji Marau Misaele: Designing and Building  a safe Hybrid Double-Hulled Ocean- Going Fijian Sailing Canoe that is Environmental-friendly and Economical

-       Panel discussion

15:30-16:00         Tea/coffee

16:00-17:15         Session 3: Fiji, textiles and body adornments (Panel 2)

-       Andy Mills: Rethinking the malo/maro

-       Katrina Igglesden and Karen Jacobs: ‘Art and the Body’ at Fiji Museum

-       Margaret Aull: Forgotten lines, power, memory, and resilience

-       Daren Kamali: tbc

18:00-19:00         Reception at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (with chance to view the Fiji exhibition)

19:00-22:00         Conference dinner at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts [reservation needed]

 Monday 17 October 2016

Venue: University of East Anglia, John Jarrold suite at the Sportspark


09:00                   Registration

09:10                   Session 4. Chair: tbc

09:10-09:35         Visesio Siasau: Mateaki’i ‘Ilo ‘o e Laumalie Fekau’aki ‘o Moana: Actively devoted to the spiritual, cultural and ecological knowledge of the moana people

09:35-10:00         Alana Jelinek: Art and Facts: the case of cannibal forks and Wittgenstein

10:00-10:25         Jacqueline Charles-Rault: The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific) – Greg Semu

10:25-10:35         Pauline van der Zee: Different attitudes lead to different histories

10:35-10:45         Beatrice Voirol: BIG – Things Interpretations Dimensions


10:45                   Tea/coffee           

11:15                   Session 5. Chair: tbc

11:15-11:40         Anita Herle: Past times, Present Concerns: Unravelling Alfred Haddon's Torres Strait Journals from 1888 and 1898

11:40-12:05         Fanny Wonu Veys: A waka for Leiden, a waka for Europe: Maintaining relationships

12:05-12:30         Lucie Carreau: A story of displacement: collecting the Solomon Islands in Fiji

12:30-12:45         Carol Mayer: Mining, Art and Cultural life in the Middle Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

12:50                   Lunch in John Jarrold Suite      

13:45                   Session 6. Chair: tbc

13:45-14:10         Ali Clark & Rachel Howie: Coconut Fibre Armour from Kiribati

14:10-14:20         Polly Bence: Surveying armour: Kiribati collections in the UK

14:20-14:30         Oliver Lueb: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow: Dance Costumes and Adornments on Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands

14:30-14:40         Caroline van Santen: Marquesan ear ornaments

14:40-14:50         Rachel Hand: The Pacific tour of Thomas Grattan Esmonde

14:50-15:00         Sarah Byrne: Collections People Stories: Re-displaying Anthropology at the Horniman

15:00-15:15         question time for reports

15:15                   Tea/coffee


15:45-17:15         Session 7. Chair: tbc

15:45-16:10         Marie Durand: Masculinities through things: making, knowledge and gender on Mere Lava, Vanuatu

16:10-16:35         Markus Schindlbeck: Canoes, crocodiles and ceremonies: decorations and symbolisms connected with Sepik canoes together with the first presentation of a short film on the launching of a canoe

16:35-17:00         Noel McGuigan: Deconstructing a Wosera Abelam Yam Mask

17:00-17:15         Harry Beran: A database on traditional Oceanic artists

17:30-18:15         Annual General Meeting of PAA-E


Tuesday 18 October 2016

Venue: Saffron Walden Museum and MAA, Cambridge

09:15                   Coach departs for Saffron Walden from Norwich (*Please note that spaces on the coach are limited and will need to be reserved. A separate charge will apply.)

10:30                   Arrival at Saffron Walden Museum (view collections in groups of 10-15 people)                                                

12:30                   Depart from Saffron Walden to Cambridge

13:00                   Lunch in Cambridge (individual choice, cafés will be suggested)

14:00                   Arrival at Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge: delegates will visit museum stores in groups of maximum 15 people

16:30                   MAA reception and book launch "Artefacts of Encounter: Cook's Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories"

 18:00                   Close. People are free to travel from Cambridge or return by coach to Norwich




PAA-E detailed programme 22-08-16-2.doc36.5 KB
PAA-E 2016 registration programme 5-8-16.doc39 KB
2016 B&B list.doc54 KB