‘Whose Oceania?’ Panel discussion with Beit Professor James Belich

On 29 September 2018, a panel discussion was held at the New Zealand High Commission in London to respond to and discuss Oceania, a temporary exhibition of ancestral and contemporary Oceanic art held at the Royal Academy of Arts.

James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and former Director of the Oxford Centre for Global History, participated in the discussion with Matariki Williams (Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa Museum in New Zealand), and co-chairs Lana Lopesi (Editor at Pantograph Punch) and Pauline Autet (Editor at Contemporary HUM). The panel discussed the presentation of historical and contemporary Māori and Pacific artwork in foreign institutions such as the Royal Academy, and New Zealand art and history in global perspective.

For a transcript of the panel discussion, please visit https://www.contemporaryhum.com/whose-oceania-panel-discussion

For more about the Oceania exhibition, please visit https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/oceania


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Oceania, entrance to the Royal Academy, London. Photo: Contemporary HUM  

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Installation view of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: David Parry/Royal Academy of Arts 


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"Whose Oceania? panel discussion hosted by Contemporary HUM in London on 29.09.18. Photo: Crystal Te Moananui-Squares.