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Göttingen Visit
25- 27 July 2011

Arawa visitors in Cambridge

June 2011

Cook collections: research breakthrough at the British Museum

Cook First Voyage collections: research visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum

Ngai Tamanuhiri in Cambridge

September 2010

Sainsbury Research Unit collaboration

Funding excellence

August 2010

Pacific Arts Association Xth International Symposium

DiSCO Workshop

July 2010

Research seminar: Digital Subjects, Cultural Objects

June 2010

Introductory talk for TATAU: Symmetry, Harmony and Beauty

MAA hosts Semisi Fetokai Potauaine

EXHIBITION – Tatau: Samoan Tattooing / Global Culture

January 2010

Visit to Uawa


Pacific History Association and Turnbull Library
Billie Lythberg, December 2012

Photo: Billie Lythberg, courtesy of Karlo Mila.

Photo: Billie Lythberg, courtesy of the Turnbull Library.

Billie Lythberg attended the Pacific History Association conference held at Victoria University (New Zealand) in December 2012. This event provided an opportunity to publicize KIWA and Te Rauata, two digital research environments developed in association with the project, and to meet other researchers and partner communities working towards reconnecting with their taonga or ancestral valuables held in museums worldwide.

Evening entertainment included poetry recitals from Dr Teresia Teiawa and Dr Karlo Mila at Te Papa’s marae.

Whilst in Wellington, Billie visited the Turnbull Library to encounter another of Alexander Shaw’s barkcloth books, examining and photographing it page by page. The Turnbull copy is one of several Billie has seen bound in hard leather with intricate gold tooled edges. It contains some exquisite examples of the Shaw barkcloths, and includes a rather delightful tromp l’oeil where the pigments from a Tongan sample have bled onto the facing page creating an image not unlike a sunset.