Congreso PAA Oceanía 2015

Congreso PAA Oceanía 2015

PAA-Europe Annual Conference 2015Salto de línea July 2-4, 2015Salto de línea Museo de AméricaSalto de línea Madrid, Spain

Recent Research in Pacific Arts

The PAA-Europe Annual Conference 2015 will be held entirely in english, without simultaneous translation.

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The 2015 conference of the Pacific Arts Association – Europe will be held from Thursday, July 2 to Saturday 4, at the Museo de América in Madrid, Spain.

Thursday 2 July 2015

Salto de línea • 9:30- 10:30h. Registration (Museum opens at 9:30)

• 10:30- 11:30h. Session 1: Historical Research

- Welcome by the Director: Concepción García Sáiz

- Beatriz Robledo. “Oceania collections in Museo de América and Spanish scientific expeditions from 18th Century”

- María Cruz Berrocal. “A different kind of art: Fijian rock art in modern times”

- Lucie Carreau. “Solomon Islands collections at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge”

• 11:30-11:50h. Tea/coffee break

• 11:50-12:40h. Session 2: Historical Research

- Rachel Hand. “Negotiating Materiality: Bernard O’Reilly’s 1813 catalogue of the Museum of the Dublin Society”

- Roland Kaehr. “The Marquesas in Neuchâtel: constitution and dispersion of collections”

- Eric P Kjellgren. “(Re)Presenting New Guinea in the American Midwest: the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St Thomas”

- Francisco Mellén. “An unknown collection of Pacific weapons and artifacts from the Royal Armoury”

- Juan Carlos Rey. “Introducing the book entitled: Art and culture of Melanesia, objects of a Collection”

• 12:40h-13:15h. Debate

• 13:15-14:30. Lunch

• 14:30-15:20h. Session 3: Historical Research

- Karen Jacobs. “Saint Damien and the representation of missionary work in nineteenth century Hawai’i”

- Andrea Seelenfreund, Fiona Petchey, Marcela Sepúlveda, Sebastián Gutiérrez, José Cárcamo, Daniela Seelenfreund, Ximena Moncada, Claudia Payacán and Ana María Rojas. “Analysis of a funerary tapa bundle from Mangareva, Gambier Island, French Polynesia”

- Antonia Mardones and Andrea Seelenfreund. “Clothing Rapanui: Missionaries and early colonization (1860-1919)”

• 15:20-15:45h. Tea/coffee break

• 15:45-16:45h. Session 4: Contemporary Pacific Art

- Jacqueline Charles-Rault and Caroline Vercoe. “Pacifique(s) contemporain: a contemporary Pacific art exhibition in Normandy France”

- Paula Muñoz Gómez. “Maori art, traditional and modern. Tattooing”

- Harry Beran. “Was the expression of exceptional talent possible in traditional Oceanic art?”

- Pauline van der Zee. “Combining historic art objects of the Pacific with modern western art”

• 16:45-17:15h. DebateSalto de línea • 17:15-18:00h. Free time to visit the Museo de AméricaSalto de línea • 18:00-18:45h. Drinks Reception

Salto de línea Friday 3 July 2015

Salto de línea • 9:45-11:00h. Session 5: Contemporary Pacific Art

- Marine Vallée. “Upon the wall, along the wave: thoughts on Tahiti’s emerging art scene”

- Marion Struck-Garbe. “Some thoughts about an art-exchange project in Papua New Guinea”

- Carol E. Mayer. “How Tambanum grew in the footprint of the Crocodile: an exploration of the relationship between environmental challenges and contemporary arts of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea”

- Alana Jelinek. “Knowing: an art film with the historical collections of Volkenkunde, Leiden”

• 11:00-11:30h. Tea/coffee break

• 11:30-12:50h. Session 6: Contemporary Pacific Art

- Deborah Waite. “Binding and looping as social metaphor/transfer of presence in contemporary Pacific art”

- Benjamin Work. “Tongan urban contemporary - Eighteenth century Tongan artefacts reawakened for today”

- Hūfanga ‘Ōkusitino Māhina and Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai. “Faiva, tufunga & nimamea’a: a tavaist theoretical perspective on Tongan arts”

- Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme'a Burrows. “Reconnecting Tongan barkcloths in Madrid and Vava'u”

Salto de línea • 12:50-13:15h. DebateSalto de línea • 16:00h. Optional. Visit to the permanent collection of Naval Museum. Oceania collections of the Naval Museum will be explained by Francisco Mellén.Salto de línea • 20:45h. Optional. Conference dinner

Restaurant: Casa de Valencia (58th Pintor Rosales Street) Price: 35 euros.

The dinner menu will include appetizers and a free choice of different types of paella. Dessert and beverage are included. We ask attendees who have special dietary requirements (vegetarian or vegan) or food allergies to let us know beforehand.

Salto de línea Saturday 4 July 2015

Salto de línea • 9:45-10:30h PAA-E General AssemblySalto de línea • 10:30-11:30h. Session 7: Photography

- Marion Melk-Koch. “Testimonies of Pacific life in the State Collections of Saxonia”

- Stephanie Xatart. “Early photographic portraiture of rulers in Asia Pacific: a shifting representation of power”

- Wonu Veys. “The Alexander van der Leeden photographs, Numbulwar, Arnhem Land”

• 11:30-12:00h Tea/coffee breakSalto de línea • 12:00-13:30h Workshop: Exhibition of some pieces of the Oceania´s Collection of Museo de América

• 13:30h Conference closes; Museum open until 15.00h

Conference Fees

Please note that all registration fees must be paid by transfer to the account at the bottom of this announcement. Please make sure you include your data in the transfer so we can identify the payment, the fees are in euros. We kindly ask you to send us an email to, including your name, letting us know that you transferred the fee for your registration. We will confirm the reception of your payment by email.

Early(before 30 April)

Individual € 80

Reduced (student, retired) € 55 €

Regular(after 30 April)

Individual € 90

Reduced (student, retired) € 60 €

Salto de línea Conference Dinner (Time, price and venue to be determined)

Salto de línea Please note that conference participants do NOT need to be members of PAA and PAA-Europe. We certainly welcome new members and conference participants to join both PAA and PAA-Europe during the conference in Madrid.

Salto de línea The abstracts’ deadline is 1st of March , 2015. Please include title, authors and ten lines maximum. After that date no more abstracts will be accepted. The first author will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstract.

Salto de línea Bank: BankiaSalto de línea Account number 20381122616000648111Salto de línea IBAN-Code: ES31Salto de línea Swift-Code: CAHMESMMXXXSalto de línea Note: PAA (Full Name)

Please make sure you include your full name in the concept in order to identify the procedence of the transfer. The fees for your registration can be transferred since the 20th of March.


The Museo de América is located in district of Moncloa near to the Faro de Moncloa. The Museum is inside the Complutense University Campus (Ciudad Universitaria). There are many hotels close the museum; we offer you here some suggestions. However, there are others hotels near the district.

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