New Publication: Art as Contact with the Ancestors by Pauline van der Zee

Art as Contact with the Ancestors by Pauline van der Zee

Art as contact with the ancestors is a recent comparative study of the different artistic expressions of the Asmat and the neighbouring Kamoro. The analysis is based on a study of the Asmat and Kamoro collections of the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. The chosen approach emphasizes the relationship between art, rituals and mythology.

Research and Study Opportunity: Scholarship Opportunities-The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas is able to offer a number of scholarships and study bursaries for MA and PhD students entering in September 2011.

Further information on scholarships, the Sainsbury Research Unit, and applications for entry in 2011 can be found at www.sru.uea.ac.uk/.
 

Ancient and Modern: Exhibiting the Past in the Present Symposium, March 18, 2010

Ancient and Modern: Exhibiting the Past in the Present, A symposium with Professor Nelson Graburn
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Thursday, March 18, 2010

This symposium will examine issues involved in displaying and caring for historical and contemporary ethnographic material.  The keynote speaker is Nelson Graburn, Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley and Curator of North American Ethnology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.