Pacific Arts Association-Europe

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 center in Europe, combining the visit to an exhibition or collections with presentations on recent activities in the domains of Research and Exhibitions.

Pacific Arts Association-Europe (PAA-E) 

Administrative Council



Wonu Veys, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden


Vice President

Anita Herle
Senior Curator  / Reader in Museum Anthropology
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Cambridge



Roberta Colombo Dougoud, Musée d’èthnographie, Geneva



Dorothea Deterts, Uebersee-Museum Bremen


Jacqueline Charles-Rault 

Steven Hooper 

Karen Jacobs 

Christian Kaufmann 

Magali Mélandri 

Ulrich Menter 

Aoife O’Brien 

Philippe Peltier 

Markus Schindlbeck 

Beatrice Voirol