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.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Collection Steward at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

Reports to Sr. Collections Manager.  Coordinates and implements all aspects of museum collections management, with particular focus on supporting research use of the collection. Performs a wide range of curatorial and administrative duties, requiring specialized knowledge of specified collections. Oversees and carries out day-to-day work with the collection. 

Call for applications: OHCHR INDIGENOUS FELLOWSHIP - 2015 TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organisations and communities in protecting and promoting their rights.

Call for Proposals: OURMedia Conference, University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea

We invite presentations, workshops, papers, roundtable discussions and panel proposals relating to concepts of media practice, presenting case studies of media initiatives both from the region and internationally and providing analysis of recent developments, challenges and successes in the areas of communication and social change. We welcome proposals for exhibitions, film screenings or performances.