PAA Europe, 2018

The Pacific in Europe, Europe and the Pacific Linden-Museum Stuttgart | 26–28 April 2018

The annual PAA-E meeting entitled “The Pacific in Europe, Europe and the Pacific” will be held at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, State Museum of Ethnology, from 26 until 28 April 2018 to coincide with the exhibition Hawai‘i – Royal Islands in the Pacific (14 October 2017 – 13 May 2018).

While the papers can cover a wide range of topics, preference will be given to papers dealing with the following issues: Pacific collections in a European context

-Collaborative collection/exhibition projects
-Provenance research and colonial histories
-Contemporary Pacific art in Europe
-Ongoing research

There are two types of presentations:
-30 minute paper (20-25 min talk, 5-10 mins discussion)
-10 minutes report

Please send an abstract of 100-200 words for reports and papers to Ulrich Menter ( by 11 March 2018. Acceptance will be confirmed by 18 March, allowing time for presenters to make their travel arrangements.

You can register and pay the conference fee via our online shop: The regular fee is 85€, the discounted fee is 50€.

Unfortunately, there is a big trade fair at the time of the conference, which is why we were only able to secure rather expensive allotments in hotels close to the museum. Below you find allotments in three hotels, please be aware that they are only available until a certain deadline, which differs for each hotel. You may be able to find rooms in other hotels in Stuttgart as well but the city is rather booked so make sure to secure your accommodation sooner rather than later.

Novum Hotel Rega
Ludwigstr. 18, Feuersee, 70176 Stuttgart, Price:  209,00 per single room/night incl. breakfast Allotment available until 01.03.2018
Please use the attached booking form to secure a room. 

Hotel Royal
Sophienstrasse 35, 70178 Stuttgart,
Price: night of 26/27th April:  € 210 single room, incl. breakfast
night of 27/28th April:  €   92 single room, incl. breakfast Allotment available until 15.03.2018
Please use the keyword “PacificArts Conference” to book.

Aloft Stuttgart
Heilbronner Straße 70, 70191 Stuttgart,

Price:  night of 26/27th April:  159€ single room, incl. breakfast
night of 27/28th April:  129€ single room, incl. breakfast Allotment available until 29.03.2018
Please book rooms via this link:

The excursion will take place in the afternoon of April 28th (Saturday) and will visit a collection near Stuttgart. The cost will be approx. 20€, depending on the number of participants. Further information will be distributed shortly

A detailed agenda will be sent out shortly. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Katja Scharff ( for organizational questions, or Dr. Ulrich Menter ( with questions regarding the content.