The Complexities of Displaying Taboo Artifacts

A recent audio recording about the complexities of displaying and digitizing taboo artifacts at cultural heritage organizations has been posted by Radio Australia.

Melbourne-based visual artist, Lisa Hilli, shares her views on displaying culturally sensitive objects in museums and galleries. She also talks about how important it is for cultural heritage organizations to engage in collaboration with Pacific Islands communities when presenting these kinds of objects or records.

You can access the recording at the Radio Australia Website.

WoodcanoeA lonely canoe on a Solomon Island beach

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. 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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