thanks for this -- I'll be visiting Fiji this November for a
few months as part of the ongoing "Global Islands Project"
On Tue, 21 Jun 2011, Knut Mikjel Rio wrote:
> Dear ESFO members : FYI
> From: Igglesden Katrina Ms (SRU)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011
> 2:42 PM To: Knut Mikjel Rio Subject: RE: Fijian Art
> Research Project
> Fijian Art Research Project
> The UK-based research project, Fijian Art: political
> power, sacred value, social transformation and collecting
> since the 18th century, sponsored by the Arts and
> Humanities Research Council (AHRC), began on 1 May 2011.
> The 3-year project, hosted by the Sainsbury Research Unit
> at the University of East Anglia and the Museum of
> Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of
> Cambridge, will examine the extensive collections of
> Fijian art and associated photographs and archives held in
> museums in the United Kingdom and overseas. The dynamic
> diversity of Fijian art since the 18th century will be
> revealed through a series of publications and exhibitions.
> Nine museums with significant Fijian holdings are project
> partners: The British Museum (London), Fiji Museum (Suva,
> Fiji), Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery (Maidstone),
> Musée du quai Branly (Paris), National Museum of Scotland
> (Edinburgh), Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, Massachusetts),
> Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford), Smithsonian Institution
> (Washington, DC) and World Museum Liverpool (Liverpool).
> Project personnel will be pleased to hear from museum
> curators responsible for Fijian material and whose
> institution wishes to collaborate with project research.
> Among the aims of the project is to enhance existing
> museum records via expert identification and analysis.
> Please visit our website
> or email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> for more information.
> All the best,
> Katrina Talei Igglesden Administrative Assistant Fijian
> Art: political power, sacred value, social transformation
> and collecting since the 18th century Sainsbury Research
> Unit University of East Anglia tel: 01603 593756