Upcoming and Current Conferences

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

The Pacific Arts Association XII International Symposium will take place in March 2016 in the vibrant city of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Spread across four days and multiple venues for a lively cultural exchange and debate. Your hosts Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira in partnership with Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board and The University of Auckland invite you to participate.

THEME Mā te āhuatanga o mua E arataki te huarahi Hei haere whakamua.  read more »

The Art of the Sepik River Oceanic Arts Society Forum | National Gallery of Australia | 7 Aug – 1 Nov 2015

A closer look at the art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, with a program of talks from experts on Sepik River art, culture and history, in association with the Oceanic Arts Society.

Click here to see the program and list of speakers for this forum. This forum is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River.  read more »

Sepik Symposium at the Musée du quai Branly. 27-28 October, 2015.

To mark the opening of the exhibition: Sepik. L’art au long du fleuve at the Musée du quai Branly on 26 October 2015 a symposium will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 and 28 October 2015.

While the Research Department of the Musée du quai Branly is inviting the speakers, access to the Symposium is open to the public.

Members of the Pacific Arts Association who wish to attend the opening of the exhibition can contact either Philippe Peltier (ppe@quaibranly.fr) or Magali Mélandri (mme@quaibranly.fr) by 30 September 2015.  read more »

Curatopia: Histories, Theories, Practices - Museums and the Future of Curatorship. 6-7 July 2015. Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany.

As museums continue to change in twenty first century, the ‘figure of the curator’ appears to be in flux. What is the future of curatorial practice? Is there a vision for an ideal model, a Curatopia, whether in the form of a utopia or dystopia? The symposium facilitates intense thinking through ‘the figure of the curator’ and will be open to museum professionals, other academics and students.

6 July 2015 9:00am - 6:30pm  read more »

Announcing Programme: PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts” Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015

PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts”

Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015

Thursday 2 July 2015

9:30- 10:30h. Registration (Museum opens at 9:30)

10:30- 11:30h.

Session 1: Historical Research

Welcome by the Director: Concepción García Sáiz

Beatriz Robledo.“Oceania collections in Museo de América and Spanish scientific expeditions from 18th Century”  read more »

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