Dr Ali Clark: Research Associate

Ali Clark  (MA, PhD) is a post-doctoral research associate on the project, Pacific Presences: Oceanic Art and European Museums (2013 – 2018). Ali completed an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship (2009-2013) with King’s College London and the Department of AOA at the British Museum. Her PhD research reassessed collections of Tiwi and Yirandali artefacts held at the British Museum. She has worked on exhibitions and research projects at the British Museum, the October Gallery and the Inigo Rooms, and lectures at King’s College London and the University of Oxford Institute for Continuing Education.

As part of the ‘Pacific Presences’ project, she is focusing on collections from Kiribati, as well as Micronesia more generally. She is particularly interested in the material brought back by Admiral Davis from his three voyages aboard the H.M.S Royalist 1890-1893, and by the missionary collections found at British Museum made by Reverend Goward on Beru Island, Kiribati.

Selected publications:

(2014) What Happens Next? Sustaining Relationships Beyond the Life of a Research Project. Journal of Museum Ethnography. No.27.

(2013) Eliciting a History: Raey Goodyear’s Photographs of Papua New Guinea in the Early 20th Century. In Thomas, N et al. (ed.) Melanesia Art and Encounter. British Museum Press: London

(2013) Conversations Around Objects: Displaying the Christison Collection in Canberra and Edinburgh. Journal of Museum Ethnography. No. 26.

(2010) Australiana in the Museum of Economic Botany and the British Museum. Journal of Museum Ethnography, No. 24.

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