the pacific arts association

The Pacific Arts Association (PAA), founded in 1974 and established as an association in 1978, is an international organization devoted to the study of all the arts of Oceania. PAA provides a forum for dialogue and awareness about Pacific art and culture. By connecting individuals and institutions around the world, PAA encourages greater cooperation among those who are involved with the creation, study, and exhibition of Pacific art.

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PAA EUROPE 2022 CONFERENCE AT THE MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY – JACQUES CHIRAC, PARIS GENDERED OBJECTS IN OCEANIA. 13-15 SEPTEMBER 2022 The annual PAA-E meeting entitled Gendered objects in Oceania will be held at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac from 13 until 15 September 2022 to coincide

Announcing our latest PAA Journal PAA Vol 22, no 1 (March 2022) special issue ‘Pacific Island Worlds: Oceanic Dis/Positions’ This special issue focuses on the theme “Pacific Island Worlds: Oceanic Dis/Positions,” which explores past and present visual art forms and practices related to place-making and identity formations in Oceania. Colonial interactions have

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of Adrienne Kaeppler’s passing, 5 March 2022, aged 86. Adrienne was a stalwart of the Pacific Arts Association and was one of its founding members. She was awarded our association’s highest accolade, the Manu Daula Award in 2003. Adrienne spent

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