Re-collecting the Missionary Road

The intention of this project is to re-collect and re-assemble a wide range of artefacts associated with the missionary road. In the longer term, the project will result in a major exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, scheduled for 2024.

Digital Museum of Global Chinese Kun Opera

The Digital Museum of Global Chinese Kun Opera project is hosted by Cambridge Rivers Project (CRP) at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology (MAA), University of Cambridge. The project started in October 2016 and will collect, document, research, and exhibit

Digital Museum of Global Buddhist Cultural Heritage

The Digital Museum of Global Buddhist Cultural Heritage project is hosted by Cambridge Rivers Project (CRP) at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology (MAA), University of Cambridge. It started in January 2017 and will collect, document, research, and exhibit Asian

Heritage Matters: Culture and Development in the Pacific

Arts and Humanities Research Council funded 2017-2018 This pilot project will focus on two museums within the Pacific: the Solomon Islands National Museum in Honiara, and the Kiribati Cultural Centre in Tarawa. Both museums are named project partners and will

Cambridge Rivers Project

The Cambridge Rivers Project (CRP) was launched in 1983 and is named after one of the founders of modern fieldwork anthropology, W.H.R. Rivers. It is dedicated to innovation and communication in anthropology. In particular it is concerned with collecting and

Pacific Presences

Oceanic art and European museums European Research Council 2013-2018 This project will explore major ethnographic collections that entered European museums during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and have remained largely unstudied since. Focussing on materials from the Pacific that

Multiple Modernisms

Multiple Modernisms: Twentieth-Century Artistic Modernisms in Global Perspective Leverhulme Trust 2013-2016 This ambitious project explores what might be called the ‘other histories’ of modernism in art, focusing particularly on indigenous modernisms from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. The participants, a

Collaborative Work with Torres Strait Islanders

MAA has a long history of working in collaboration with Torres Strait Islanders. One of the Museum’s most important collections – the objects, photographs, drawings and notes assembled by Alfred Haddon and the 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres

Fijian Art Research and Websites

Chiefs & Governors: Art and Power in Fiji WEBSITE Political power, sacred value, social transformation and collecting since the 18th century This three-year project, running from May 2011 to April 2014, is a collaboration between the Sainsbury Research Unit for