Highlights of the 2018 Oceania exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) have emerged, which will be an amalgamation of 250 objects from the vast region that stretches from New Guinea to Easter Island, and Hawaii to New Zealand.
UK’s first comprehensive show, themed around Oceanic art, will feature historic objects from the South Pacific, a few of which will have not been documented or displayed for over a century, remaining in the storage of European museums.
RA was established in 1768, the same year in which Captain James Cook set out on his first Endeavour expedition. 2018 will mark the 250th anniversary year of the institution. Most of the objects in the display will be sourced from European collections, especially ethnographic museums in Germany and Switzerland, as well as museums in the UK, France, Ireland and Austria, notes The Guardian.
The exhibition will run from September 29 through December 10, 2018.