Tapa: Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place

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University of Glasgow, UK. Research Associate: Historical.

I am a Pacific art historian working across universities and museums. My role within the project is to reconstruct the art history and provenance of the barkcloth collections in Glasgow, Kew and Washington. I specialise in the stylistic analysis of Pacific artworks in museum collections, and have a particular love for the art and culture of Western Polynesia. I was previously postdoctoral research associate (2012-2014) on the Fijian Art project at the Sainsbury Research Unit, UEA, where I conducted extensive collections research and produced collaborative exhibitions with UK museums. Since 2006, my curatorial, project and freelance research has allowed me to work on world-class collections of Pacific art throughout the UK and overseas.