Job Vacancy: Head of Curatorial Department: The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal and Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden

The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal and Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands are museums about people. Together they form the Nationaal Museum voor Wereldculturen (NMVW).

Pacifique(S) Conference Programme Announced. University of Le Havre, Normandy France. November 4-6, 2015

This 3 day international interdisciplinary conference entitled Pacifique(s) at the University of Le Havre will coincide with Pacifique(s) Contemporain, a curatorial project featuring 13 contemporary Maori and Pacific artists in 9 galleries and public spaces in Le Havre and Rouen.

For more information and the full conference programme please see the following link:

https://gric.univ-lehavre.fr/spip.php?article134

Contact Dr. Jacqueline Charles Rault with any enquires:

jacqueline.charles-rault@univ-lehavre.fr‎

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.

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.

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.

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

The official website for the PAA XII International Symposium, March 14-17th 2016, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland is now live.  For all information in relation to the Symposium and participation details, please see the link below.

http://www.conference.co.nz/ispaa16

 

 

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.