On the Path of British missionaries in the Congo

MAA is proud to be working with the Congo Great Lakes Initiative (CGLI) during 2016 on this ‘Our Heritage’ project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project will involve three workshops from April to August, leading to an exhibition that will open in MAA’s Micro Gallery for
Black History Month in October.

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