What's on: Pacific Spirit
Experience the colour, culture and artistry of one of the world’s most diverse regions
- Event Type:
- Everyday event
- 09.30 AM to 05.00 PM
- Level 2
- Free after admission
The Australian Museum is custodian to one of the largest Pacific cultural collections in the world, with over 60,000 objects from across the region.
Pacific Spirit is a window into the collection, exhibiting a selection of rare and priceless artefacts including: 23 elaborate and sacred Malagan masks from Papua New Guinea dating from the 1800s; ceremonial poles from New Ireland; intricately carved door panels from New Zealand; Bird of Paradise head ornaments from the highlands of Papua New Guinea; Kava bowls and drums from Samoa; towering slit drums from Vanuatu; and delicate jewellery from Fiji.
Visitors will discover how each object embodies the culture that continues to resonate in contemporary Pacific societies, including here in Sydney.
The exhibition is a preview of our plans to develop an extensive Pacific gallery in the future.
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