Making Connections

French Polynesia and the HMS Pandora Collection

Last days - must end Sunday 1 December 2019

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practice of Oceania in this unique exhibition that connects the past to the present.

Learn how objects from the HMS Pandora collection have acted as inspiration to French Polynesian artists, and understand how these works can shed new light on Museum collections and connect people across time and space.


Ac k n o w l e d g e m e n t s
This exhibition draws on long-term research conducted by Jasmin Guenther (James Cook University). The project would not be possible without the generosity and kindness of themany people encountered over the course of this research, especially in French Polynesia. In particular, thanks go to the Centre des Métiers d’Art de la Polynésie française andcontributing artists Tokainiua Devatine and Hiro Ou Wen. We would also like to acknowledge the unknown makers of the Polynesian Pandora artefacts that inspired this exhibition.Unless otherwise stated, all photographs and footage are sourced from Jasmin Guenther, who captured the images whilst conducting fieldwork in French Polynesia. The Museum of Tropical Queensland proudly presents this exhibition on the traditional lands and waters of the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal peoples. 



Event Details

02 August 2019 09:30 AM - 01 December 2019 05:00 PM

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