Save the Date: 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 2016 Auckland, New Zealand 14-17 March 2016. Hosted by Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

The 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 2016 will be hosted by Auckland Museum in what promises to be a dynamic and engaging symposium that will take place between two iconic Pacific events in Auckland.

With Pasifika Festival (11-12 March) and Polyfest (most likely to occur 18-20 March), we encourage you to make the most of this time and consider planning your participation at the 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium with one or both of these events in mind.

12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 14-17 March 2016

Call for Papers: Pacifique(S) – 4th, 5th & 6th November, 2015. Le Havre University – France

A 3 day international conference entitled “Pacifique(S)” will take place at the University of Le Havre in France on the 4th, 5th and 6th of November 2015.

This is an inter-disciplinary conference that calls for papers addressing the following broad thematic concerns:




Call for Papers: PAA-Europe Meeting 2015 in Madrid, Spain Museo de America 2-4 July 2015

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Pacific Arts Association–Europe will be held from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 4 July 2015 at the Museo de America, Madrid, Spain.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for presentations at the conference is 1 March 2015.

Acceptance will be confirmed by 1 April 2015, giving participants time to make travel arrangements.

A detailed programme will be posted on our website once all presentations are confirmed.

Research Opportunity: Call for Proposals Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde

The National Museum of Ethnology calls for proposals for the Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant.

The Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant provides financial support to young scientific talent and wants to boost ethnographic research done on our collections.

Students of the Master of Museum Studies at Leiden University and Research Associates affiliated to Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, can apply for a Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant.

Conference: Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World. 15th September – 17th September 2014. Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Anyone who is interested and in Cambridge is very welcome to attend the Plenary Session on Mission Archaeology at 4pm on Monday 15th, which will be followed by a drinks reception at MAA, as well as the Plenary Lecture at 5pm on Tuesday 16th, given by Jane Lydon who is currently a visiting fellow at MAA.

The programme for the conference can be found below:

Exhibition. ÖMIE ARTISTS . Contemporary Barkcloth Paintings from Papua New Guinea to tour Germany 2014-2015

ARTKELCH is pleased to present the first exhibition in Europe dedicated to the internationally celebrated Ömiewomen barkcloth artists from the remote mountain villages that surround the sacred volcano Huvaimo in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

From September 2014 to March 2015 the works will be shown at ARTKELCH in Freiburg, at the ARTKELCH collectors lounge close to Stuttgart and at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Munich.

Research and Study Opportunity: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to hire an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities for a two-year appointment commencing Fall 2015.

Exhibition: From Samoa with Love? Samoan Ethnic Shows in the German Empire. Retracing the Footsteps. Five Continents Museum. Munich. Jan. 31 – Nov. 30, 2014

At the time of the German Empire romantic images of Samoa were influenced to a great extent by so-called ethnic shows (Völkerschauen) which were visited by millions of people. The images of foreign cultures popular in Germany at that time – and to this day – date back to this era.