Melanesia Category

Re-display update

Re-display update – Discovering Worlds project                       Visitors making their way through the first floor galleries in RAMM will have noticed a large section of the World Cultures gallery has been blocked off with tall blue-painted hoarding (see image below left). Blue hoarding The Discovering Worlds […]

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 […]

New display work

The display cases that will show objects from the island cultures of the Pacific Ocean (a vast region we call Oceania) are about to be transformed.  We have already taken down the objects from this part of the gallery so these cases look empty.  All of the objects have been taken down and were safely removed to the on-site […]

Research into Melanesian human skulls

Research on Melanesian human skulls by Kristin Leith   As part of the Discovering Worlds project, I am conducting research into Melanesian human skulls housed in the Ethnographic collection here at RAMM.  During the 1930s, three over-modelled skulls came into the collection.  The procurement of these types of objects was part of a wider collection […]