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Oceania Softback Catalogue

This softback book, accompanying the Royal Academy's extraordinary Oceania exhibition, showcases the dazzling beauty and craftsmanship of Oceanic art, telling the story of the many voyages that have shaped the region's history and cultures.

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Dimensions 30 x 24.5cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 352
No. of Illustrations 300
SKU 02088099

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Product story

Encompassing thousands of islands from the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, Oceania is one of the world's most extraordinary and diverse regions. 

This book, accompanying the spectacular exhibition at the Royal Academy opening this September, showcases Oceanic art and the subsequent migrations of people, cultures and objects from the Pacific around the world, from the unrivalled navigational feats of the first settlers who traversed the open ocean in wooden canoes to the explorations of Captain Cook 250 years ago.

Bringing together the most up-to-date scholarship by experts in the field, this book presents Oceania through the eyes of its own people - artists, poets and photographers - who explore the legacy of the past and the future of a world and way of life threatened by a changing climate.

Featuring over 300 colour illustrations, and text from Peter Brunt, Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington; Nicholas Thomas, Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge; Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu, a Native Hawaiian curator, artist, filmmaker and scholar; Emmanuel Kasarhérou, Deputy Director of the Department of Heritage and Collections at Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris; Sean Mallon, Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Michael Mel, Manager for Pacific and International Collections at the Australian Museum, Sydney; and Dame Anne Salmond DBE, Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland.