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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Chief Curator at the Fowler Museum, UCLA

The Fowler Museum at UCLA seeks an experienced, energetic, creative and team-oriented Chief Curator who has management responsibilities over the curatorial functions of the Museum, including the development and implementation of its exhibition program and the management of its collections using innovative approaches. The Chief Curator is also a specialist in either the arts of Africa, the Americas, or Asia and the Pacific, and has direct responsibility over the museum’s programming and collections in their area of specialty.  read more »

Job Listing: Research Conservator Centre for Textile Conservation. University of Glasgow.

We are looking for a research conservator to join an interdisciplinary team to take part in a ground-breaking investigation of a key aspect of Pacific culture.

The three-year research project, Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place, is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the National Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Institution.  read more »

New Publication: Ceremonial Houses of the Abelam - Papua New Guinea by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

The ceremonial houses of the Abelam people (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea) rank as architectural masterpieces. The impressive buildings, built on a triangular ground plan, often reached heights of up to 30 metres, towering above even the tallest coconut palms. One of their hallmarks was the richly painted façade. They were constructed completely without nails, all elements being held together with the aid of vines and liana ropes; they were built by communal labour and refl ected the strength of the respective community.  read more »

Call for Participation: PAA XII International Symposium, March 14-17, 2016. Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

The planning committee apologises for the delay of some final details, please bear with us.

The PAA XII International Symposium website will be up and running very shortly with final details.

However, the portal for abstract submissions on the PAA website IS live and has been for several weeks.

We warmly encourage everyone to please make their submissions there while we continue to work at bringing the registration fee as low as we possibly can.

The new deadline for submissions of proposals/abstracts is now Monday 19 October midnight.  read more »

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