19 February 2014

Collections Confidential Workshop: Whale Ivory and Chiefly Power - the Life of a Fijian Breastplate

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Monday 10 March, 11am-4pm
Collections Confidential Workshop
Whale Ivory and Chiefly Power - the Life of a Fijian Breastplate

Fijian breastplate, subject of the workshop



A rare opportunity for a very close encounter with the outstanding breastplate that once adorned Tanoa Visawaqa, a powerful Fijian chief in the mid-nineteenth century. This workshop combines insights from recent historical research and conservation analysis to explore the movement of people, objects and skills within Western Polynesia. The event will include a gallery talk by the Curators of MAA's current exhibition "Chiefs & Governors: Art and Power in Fiji". £20 (£16 concessions). Booking essential. Please contact Liz Haslemere at the museum to reserve your place. An outcome of the AHRC Fijian Art Research Project (2011-2014).

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