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Oceania (review)

Oceania (review) 278 the contemporary pacific • 32:1 (2020) Oceania. Royal Academy of Arts, sourced from private collections. 29 September–10 December 2018, However, that these public institutions London, uk. are located mainly in the northern hemisphere indicates the complex In December 2018, as part of the changes that have occurred in terms of Pacific History Association (pha) the extension of space, place, and peo- Conference program, participants ple in Oceania as these objects have visited the Oceania exhibition at the traveled. In this way, Pacific Island- Royal Academy of Arts in London. ers’ involvement in the exhibition was Curated by Nicholas Thomas (Uni- limited to engagement with collections versity of Cambridge), Peter Brunt housed in these institutions. Access to (Victoria University of Wellington), the collections usually involves institu- and Adrian Locke (Royal Academy of tional collaboration and dialogue with Arts), the central display was located communities, and it is unclear how in the main galleries at Burlington this was managed for the exhibition. House. The 169 objects on display For the conference audience travel- explored six key themes: voyaging ing to the United Kingdom from and navigation, making place, the Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, spirit of the gift, performance and expectations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

278 the contemporary pacific • 32:1 (2020) Oceania. Royal Academy of Arts, sourced from private collections. 29 September–10 December 2018, However, that these public institutions London, uk. are located mainly in the northern hemisphere indicates the complex In December 2018, as part of the changes that have occurred in terms of Pacific History Association (pha) the extension of space, place, and peo- Conference program, participants ple in Oceania as these objects have visited the Oceania exhibition at the traveled. In this way, Pacific Island- Royal Academy of Arts in London. ers’ involvement in the exhibition was Curated by Nicholas Thomas (Uni- limited to engagement with collections versity of Cambridge), Peter Brunt housed in these institutions. Access to (Victoria University of Wellington), the collections usually involves institu- and Adrian Locke (Royal Academy of tional collaboration and dialogue with Arts), the central display was located communities, and it is unclear how in the main galleries at Burlington this was managed for the exhibition. House. The 169 objects on display For the conference audience travel- explored six key themes: voyaging ing to the United Kingdom from and navigation, making place, the Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, spirit of the gift, performance and expectations

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2020

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