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2017 End of Year Function

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The Oceanic Art Society invites you to attend

Its 2017 End of Year Function

Saturday 11 November 2017

The Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney,

in the Hallstrom Theatre


10: 00 Registration,

10:30 OAS AGM

11:00 – 12 Noon Lecture by Dr Michael Mel,

Manager West Pacific Collection Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections,

Australian Museum


Navigating for a Ples Namel : Between the Museums, Collections, and Communities

This paper focuses discussion on museums with cultural objects that were obtained and ordered to shape the way they were seen and accepted. From the Mogei in in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the physical and abstract space of Ples Namel, as a Museum is constructed to discuss cultural objects defined as entities enclosed with meaning, and also as a custodian of memory – the opportunity for people to articulate personal experiences within the social construct of the museum as a public space.

NB. Ples Namel translates as middle ground.


Bookings may be made for this event at [email protected]

or by phone 02 9332 3984


A casual lunch in the Museum ‘s top floor cafetaria will follow.


This is also an opportunity to visit the newly opened ‘Westpac Long Gallery’,

showing 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum.




November 11, 2017
10:00 am
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