Research Links

Research Links

This page includes lists of interest to our members. All sites worked at the time posted. Please send URL addresses for sites from museums, institutions and organizations, Pacific Islands, as well as individuals, to Christina Hellmich at

Please click on the category of links you would like to view or scroll down to see all.

Pacific Peoples/General

Dr Roderick Ewins:
Dr Carol Ivory:
Jewel Castro:
Bernice Akamine:
Collection notes by Harry Beran (more information in the attachments at the bottom of the page):



*List of museums worldwide that hold Pacific (Oceanic) cultural material.  Compiled by Meredith Blake and Dr. Michael Gunn.

Art Gallery of New South Wales:
The Baltimore Museum of Art:
The Berndt Museum, University of Western Australia:
Brooklyn Museum:
          -Art of the Pacific Islands:
“Cultures museum of Lugano” previously called Museo delle culture extraeuropee in Switzerland:
de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA:,
Fiji Museum:
Guam Museum:
Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney
Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert:
Museums in Germany:
Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland:
Musée d'Etnographie, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) University of Cambridge:
Museum of Tahiti and her Islands/Musée de Tahiti et des îlest:
The National Gallery of Australia:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County:
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum:
Peabody Essex Museum (Salem):
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford:
      In addition:
           - collection database:
           - notes for visiting researchers:
           - Forster Collection:
Queensland Museum
Smithsonian Collection Search Center:
St. Louis Art Museum:
University Museum, Southern Illinois, University at Carbondale:
UQ Anthropology Museum at University of Queensland
Virtual Museum of the Pacific:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council:
Artefacts of Encounter:
The Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Hawai`i at Manoa:
            - Please see the website for the Center's quarterly newsletter:"PACIFIC NEWS FROM MANOA"
Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia:
European Society of Océanists:
The Fijian Art Research Project:
IDAIA- International Development for Australian Indigenous Art:
The Journal of the Polynesian Society:
The Material World:
Oceanic Art Society (based in Sydney):
Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA):
Pacific Arts Alliance:
Polynesian Visual Arts Project, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia:
Rako: A community based cultural group that focuses on developing artistic talent, and on the sustainability of Pacific language and culture. Contact Letila Mitchel.
San Francisco Tribal Art Association:
Société des Océanistes:
Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust:
Tjibaou Cultural Centre:
University of Bergen, Norway Western Soloman Islands Research Database:
Upper Sepik-Central New Guinea Project (based at the South Australian Museum):


Easter Island/Rapa Nui:
Marquesas Islands:
Pacific Blog Net:

Alcheringa Gallery:
Art Stret Ltd:
Beyond Pacific Art:
Caskey Lees' San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts Show:
Chris Boylan Oceanic Art:
Galerie Meyer (Anthony JP Meyer): and
Gallery PNG:
Holger Braun Fine Asian & Tribal:
Lewis Paul Tribal Art:
McCarthy Art Gallery:
Michael Hamson Oceanic Art:
New Guinea Tribal Art:
New York Tribal Art Dealers:
Oceanic Art (Alex Philips):
Oceanic Arts Australia:
Pasifik Nau Online Gallery:
Pacific Age Art:
The Vanya Taule'alo Gallery:


Pacific Art: and
British Pathe Film Archive:
Infography about the Art of Oceania (Pacific Islands):
Map South Pacific:

PNG art objects:
PNG artifacts table of contents:
Solomon Islands canoe rebuilding project:
      - page for directory of other urls about the project:

RMI stick charts:

Index of Maori art urls:
Contemporary maori and pacific art:
Easter Island Statue Project, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA:
New Zealand (index of urls for Maori art objects):
Rapa Nui petroglyphs:
To purchase English translation of "Easter Isand andIts Mysteries" by Dr. Stéphen-Chauvet: