2 October 2013

Melanesia: Art and Encounter Book Launch

An invitation to

Melanesia: Art and encounter: Introducing a new book from the British Museum

Professor Marliyn Strathern will chair a panel of scholars (including Nicholas Thomas, Tony Crook, Paul Basu and Jago Cooper), followed by a reception with the editors.

6.00pm, Friday 11th October, in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre of the British Museum.

The book will be on sale at 15% discount.

No booking required, but an advance note of attendance would be appreciated. Please email Polly Bence

Melanesia: Art and encounter is the combination of a five-year research project into the Melanesian collections of the British Museum.

Edited by Lissant Bolton, Nicholas Thomas, Elizabeth Bonshek, Julie Adams and Ben Burt, this significant publication draws upon the experience of cultural experts and artists from Melanesia and around the world.

A total of 57 chapters and 300 colour photos cover Papua New Guinea (north and south), West Papua, Solomon Island, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

British Museum Press
ISBN 978 0 7141 2596 1
£75 hardback

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