pacific arts association :: EUROPE

about the Pacific arts association Europe

The Pacific Arts Association-Europe (PAA-E) shares the stated aims of the international Pacific Arts Association (PAA).

As a result of a distinctly European focus towards the Pacific, mainly due to the history of contact between Europe and Oceania, the specific aims of PAA-E are:

  • To promote interest and research in documentation, archives, and collections of Oceania in Europe
  • To encourage diffusion of information through exhibitions, publications, symposia, broadcasting, and other media
  • To foster communication between institutions and individuals in Oceania and Europe in view of the general aims of PAA
  • To seek funds in support of the aims stated above

PAA-E members meet once a year at a museum or exhibition centre in Europe, combining the visit to an exhibition or collections with presentations on recent activities in the domains of Research and Exhibitions.

PAA EUROPE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Wonu Veys
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Anita Herle
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Dorothea Deterts
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Roberta Colombo
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Jacqueline Charles-Rault
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Steven Hooper
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Karen Jacobs
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Christian Kaufmann
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Magali Mélandri
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Ulrich Menter
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Aoife O’Brien
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Philippe Peltier
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Markus Schindlbeck
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Beatrice Voirol
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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 with the exhibition Power & Prestige: The Art of Clubs in Oceania (7 June – 25 September 2022).

As the exhibition demonstrates, clubs are sculptures, exchange valuables, markers of authority and status, embodiments of divinity and accessories of performance. However, clubs are first and foremost weapons that through their association with warfare may be seen as expressions of masculinity. The gender identity linked to clubs forms the inspiration of the meeting as we hope to explore whether and how objects are being gendered in Oceania.

The meeting follows on the Parcours des mondes, which will be held from 6 until 11 September 2022.

Registration

Please register for the free conference by emailing Wonu Veys and Stephanie Leclerccaffarel mentioning PAA-E Paris in the subject line and stating your full name in the body of the email.

Programme

Download the programme for the conference:
Timetable

Accommodation

Download the list of hotels close to the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac:
Hotels

Conference dinner

Register for the conference dinner by emailing your name to Wonu Veys and Stephanie Leclerccaffarel mentioning PAA-E Paris Dinner in the subject line and paying €60 to the PAA-E bank account by 15 august 2022.

Download the menu for the conference dinner:
Menu

Excursion

Download information regarding a visit to the Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Lille on Thursday September 15th:
Visit Museum Histoire Naturelle

Scholarships for Participation at the 2002 PAA-E Meeting

The Pacific Arts Association-Europe is offering up to two annual scholarships to support the participation of Pacific Islander artists, students or scholars at the annual PAA-E conference. The scholarship is for a maximum of € 300; it pays in addition the cost of the conference fee and the conference dinner.

Eligibility:

Pacific artists, students and scholars who propose a contribution to the annual PAA-E conference that is accepted by the conference organiser.

Requirements: – Write a short statement (max. 200 words) explaining why attending the PAA-E meeting is important for you.

Propose a paper, report or performance to be presented at the conference. – Provide name and details of one external referee. Applicants should contact their referee directly and ensure the reference is sent to the Scholarship Committee by the closing date.

Applications, including a proposal for a presentation at the conference, should be sent to the PAA-E Scholarship Committee by the closing date of 31 July 2022.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.

PAA-E Scholarship Outline