"Tapa, a cultural link in Oceania": an event with three exhibitions (Musée de Tahiti, Te Fare Tauhiti Nui, Mairie de Papeete), lectures at University of French Polynesia, Symposium on "Defence and preservation of tapa, Oceanian solidarity" (November 14th and 15th), workshops for public and teachers, catalogue.
As part of the Fowler at Fifty anniversary year, the Museum presents the second of three panel discussions that address special topics in museum practices. This conversation will examine procedures for developing American Indian, First Nations and Maori perspectives when exhibiting items produced by these cultures. More specifically the panel discusses how indigenous peoples have been involved in shaping the ways that their cultural resources are presented and represented in museum settings. read more »
The Institute of American Cultures, in conjunction with the Asian American Studies Center, invites applications for support of research on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders for 2014-2015.*DEADLINE:* Applications must be received no later than read more »
Venue: Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road,
Australian National University
Date: 28—29 April 2014
The Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA) is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on 28 – 29 April 2014 at the ANU. The symposium aims to bring together academics, parliamentarians, policy makers, business leaders, and civil society representatives to share and discuss research and policy issues relevant to the Micronesian region. 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.