I would like to bring your attention to an interesting exhibition called, ‘Made in Oceania,’ at the Rautenstrauch-Jost Cultures of the World Museum in Cologne, Germany. The museum is hosting one of the largest exhibition of bark cloth paintings from across the Pacific to be held so far anywhere in the world.
An interview has been produced by ABC Radio Australia and features Jemima Garrett talking with Chief Jerry Taki of the Vanuatu Cultural Center Fieldworker for southern Erromango Island (Southern Vanuatu), and anthropologist and Australian Museum research assistant, Kirk Huffman, regarding the exhibit.
For more information on the exhibit and to hear the interview, please visit the ABC Australia Radio site.
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The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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