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Thu/Fri, 16/17 January 2013

International Symposium: Made in Oceania –
Social and cultural meaning, restoration and museum presentation of Oceanic tapa

Highly renowned scholars from the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Europe present and discuss their research in Cologne. The interdisciplinary approach of the conference allows for a unique exchange. In cooperation with the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. Funded by the Fritz Thyssen foundation. Participation fees, registration and information on our website.

Thu, 16 January 2014, 19h

Keynote speech: Tattooed Textiles: 250 years of barkcloth painting in the Pacific
Prof Dr Nicholas Thomas, Cambridge University and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Ticket: 6 €, reduced 4 €

ATTENTION: DUE TO SUDDEN ILLNESS THIS EVENT SADLY NEEDS TO BE CANCELLED

Fri, 17 January 2014, 9.30h

Keynote speech: Culture, Conservation, and Creativity:
Two Centuries of Polynesian Barkcloth

Dr Adrienne L. Kaeppler, National Museum of Natural History, Washington
Ticket: 6 €, reduced 4 €

Sun, 19 January 2014, 15h

Talk: Pitcairn Tapa – Unveiling the Lives of the Bounty Women
Pauline Reynolds is a descendant of the Bounty mutineers who settled on Pitcairn in the 19th century. Reynolds dedicated many years of her life to the reconstruction of her family history and in particular of the fate of the women concerned. Before her talk, she invites all interested to a short tour in the exhibition.
Ticket: 6 €, reduced 4 €