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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Magali Mélandri (email@example.com) by 30 September 2015.
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
Dr. Philipp Schorch, Prof. Eveline Dürr, Prof. Gabriele Herzog-Schröder (all LMU Munich, Germany) Curatopia: Critical Perspectives
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)
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”
María Cruz Berrocal. “A different kind of art: Fijian rock art in modern times”
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
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:
The Pacific Branch of the Pacific Arts Association is offering registration for its 2015 conference, to be held at the Fa'onelua Conference Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga from 28 September to 4 October, 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.