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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Newly funded job opportunities for curatorial and collections work with Hawaiian and Pacific collections at Bishop Museum Honolulu The Bernice P. Bishop Museum is launching a transformative new program with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that builds internal curatorial capacity at the Museum in preparation for designing

Message from the PAA President Ia’orana and Welcome! It is such a privilege to welcome you to the Pacific Art Association’s new website! We believe that this new platform better reflects what we do (and what we have done) as an organisation. It will provide information of both upcoming events

PAA Europe Conference March 2021 Dear PAA-E members and friends, Because of the pandemic situation, the PAA-E board and the National Museum of World Cultures decided to host the PAA-E meeting online with sessions on 25 and 26 March 2021. The meeting was originally organized to coincide with the exhibition

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