Join us in early September at our live sessions discussing Pacific tapa in museum collections as well as people’s own experience and engagement with it.
Sharing Experiences and Photos:
Engage with museum staff, the general public, Pacific communities and more to share the tradition and beauty of barkcloth. We are so pleased that our friends and colleagues, tapa makers Reggie Meredith Fitiao and Su‘a Tupuola Uilisone Fitiao, will also be able to join in the sessions.
To encourage discussion and engagement, we are asking for museum staff to share a photo or two of tapa in their collections that they may have questions about – or simply think are beautiful! – and other participants are encouraged to share photos of tapa that they have or that demonstrate what tapa means to them. We will gather these photos ahead of time so that they can be shared on screen with everybody in the session.
Dates & Times:
Sessions are on offer at multiple times to reflect our hope of bringing as many people, from around the world, together in order to create and facilitate engaging and meaningful discussions. Please note that all times below are listed in British Summer Time (UTC+1).
- Friday, 4th September at 9 pm
- Saturday, 5th September at 10 am
- Monday, 7th September at 10 am
- Monday, 7th September at 9 pm
- Tuesday, 8th September at 9:30 am
Registration is now open for these online sessions, and we look forward to meeting you.
Social media fans are encouraged to use the hashtags #barkclothbasics, #tapaintimeandplace, #alivingtradition for these sessions.