Astrid de Hontheim Publishes "Chasseurs de diables et collecteurs d'art"

Chasseurs de diables et collecteurs d'art: Tentatives de conversion des Asmat par les missionnaires pionniers protestants et catholiques
By Astrid de Hontheim

Peter Lang Publishing Group
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008.
317 pages, 26 illustrations
ISBN 978-90-5201-380-0  br.

From the Series: Dieux, Hommes et Religions: Gods, Humans and Religions  Vol. 12
Year of Publication: 2008

Jordan Wright (1958-2008)

It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the untimely and sudden death of Jordan Wright, publisher of the Pacific Arts Association Journal.  Beginning in 2006, Jordan revived our publication and with his staff helped us produce seven issues. His enthusiasm and commitment to the Pacific Arts Association was intertwined with his love for the arts and cultures of Oceania.  We deeply mourn his passing and send our condolences to his family.

PAA at CAA, 2010: Call for Session Proposals

Pacific Arts Association at College Art Association
Call for 2010 Session Proposals for February 10-13 in Chicago
Deadline: August 25, 2008

PAA is an affiliate society of the College Art Association (CAA), the primary national professional organization in the United States whose members are committed to excellence in the practice, teaching, and research of and about art, art history, and related disciplines.

Gods, Ghosts & Men: Pacific arts from the National Gallery of Australia

Gods, Ghosts & Men
10 October, 2008 – 11 January 2009
Pacific arts from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Gods, Ghosts & Men draws exclusively on the National Gallery’s little known collection of traditional Pacific sculpture. The Pacific arts collection was initiated in 1968 with field collecting activities by Sir William Dargie in Papua New Guinea and in 1970 by Jean-Michel Charpentier in Vanuatu.

National Gallery of Australia Appoints PAA President Dr. Michael Gunn

National Gallery of Australia announces appointment of Dr Michael Gunn
The National Gallery of Australia today announced the appointment of Dr Michael Gunn to the newly created position of Senior Curator, Pacific Arts.
Dr Gunn joins the National Gallery of Australia from Missouri, America where he has been Associate Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Saint Louis Art Museum since 1999. 

Cantor Arts Center Appoints PAA Member Dr. Barbara Thompson

Cantor Arts Center Appoints New Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the appointment of Dr. Barbara Thompson as the new Phyllis Wattis Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas. Her work begins at the Center on September 2, 2008. Thompson will oversee the collection of African, precolombian, and Native American art---a selection of which is on view in three galleries---develop changing exhibitions, and conduct related scholarship.