Kambek: Reconnecting Collections


Over a hundred years after they were collected from villagers across the colony of British New Guinea, thirty-six objects are reconnected with descendants of those who had made, used and traded or gifted them to Sir William McGregor. The rich, funny and emotive stories arising from the encounter between contemporary Papua New Guineans and historic objects emphasise the important roles that the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery collections play in keeping the diverse and unique cultures of this country alive, and also in finding identities, in a complex modern world.

Publication details

ISBN: 978 0 6480944 4 9
Paperback, 250 x 210 mm (portrait), full colour, 160pp
Date of publication: 2018
Published by Queensland Museum with support from the Australian Research Council

Kambek Reconnecting Collections book cover

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