24 January 2014

Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire


King's Museum, University of Aberdeen
27 January - 23 May 2014

An exploration of the surprising connections between Northern Scotland and the South Pacific, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

This exhibition in King’s Museum displays some of the items in the University of Aberdeen’s internationally important Pacific collections for the first time in decades, and reveals new research conducted by the Fijian Arts Project of the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge.  A reminder of the complexities of the North-East of Scotland’s contribution to the British Empire and continuing international politics, Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire also shows the complexity and beauty of Fijian culture as it has developed over the past few hundred years as part of the network that links the Pacific Islands and the wider world.


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