Tagged with Pacific

Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art

Oceania – at the Royal Academy of Art, London   29 September – 10 December 2018   The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is very fortunate to loan a very rare Pacific costume to the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London later this year.   Oceania marks 250 years since Captain Cook’s […]

Masks and masking

Masks and masking  by volunteer Rebecca Vicary-Smith   Masks assume a variety of roles and they are present in every society in one form or another. Masks are worn primarily as part of a costume or they can be used as a method of defence. The primary purpose of the masking tradition is to hide the wearer’s […]

Project partners: the benefits

Project partners: what are the benefits Last week, as part of the Discovering Worlds project I visited the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU) at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.  This brief sabbatical had four aims; To meet up with current project partners to discuss updates on collection information. To use the research library so that I can start […]

When is a banana not a banana? Part 1

This is the story of a mystery object.  It’s also an important lesson in valuing/ preserving historic museum documentation.   The Discovering Worlds project aims to open up RAMM’s Pacific collection by applying new academic research and transforming the new gallery with this information.  One item that has come to light is described as a ‘preserved banana‘ and it’s […]

New project called Discovering Worlds

Project called Discovering Worlds In 2014, RAMM successfully received £89,900 from the Designation Development Fund for a project called Discovering Worlds.  It is a wonderful opportunity for the museum to show off its fine collection of objects from the Pacific Islands.  This museum-based activity is a partnership that involves the British Museum, Sainsbury Research Unit (University […]