Pacific Websites




ABC Arts Online

Alexander Turnbull pictures collection (National Library of New Zealand)

ArTok: Pacific Arts Online

Art Right Now (Contemporary Australian Art including Aboriginal Art)

ArtsHub (Australian arts jobs, careers, news)

Arts Tasmania

Australia Council for the Arts

Australian Aboriginal art

Australian Aboriginal art online

Australian Cultural Network

Australian Indigenous Art Commercial Code of Conduct

Australian National Library Online Exhibitions

Australian Petroglyphs  AND

Australian Pictorial Archive (Pictures from many Pacific countries)

Australian Universities Melanesian artefacts online

Beattie Photographs (JW Beattie, Catalogue of a Series of Photographs illustrating The Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific (ca. 1907))

Brian Brake: Lens on the world (site devoted to the work of renowned NZ photographer — wonderful images)

Macleay Museum News (Sydney University)

Maori Material Culture

Marshallese Handicrafts (Dr Dirk Spenneman's page)

National Archives of Australia Photo Collection

National Library of Australia Pictures Catalogue

National Library of Australia online exhibition on Cook and Omai

National Library of Australia online exhibition on the Rex Nan Kivell collection 

Noel Butlin Archives Centre (ANU) (has archives of many company records and photos, including Burns Philp and CSR Co.)

Oceanic Art Society

OzArts (Australia Council for the Arts page)

Picture Australia (Combined site of many major picture collections in Australia, including thousands of Pacific images)

Rex Nan Kivell Collection (Online exhibition)

Tapa (especially Tongan ngatu)

Ta Moko (Maori tattoo site)

Upper Sepik — Central New Guinea Project


American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Annual Review of Anthropology

Art:21 Blog (Contemporary art and discussion)

Art History of the Pacific (Pacific section of a remarkable resource maintained by Dr Chris Witcombe, with links on art histories world-wide)

Art of Pacific Cultures (Site by Dr Chris Witcombe)

Art-Pacific (commercial site, but some informative sections and many useful links)

Art of Kula

Art of the Solomons and Vanuatu (Suzanne Bastien's private collection)

Art of West New Britain (PNG)

Assemblage (online magazine)

British Museum Explore World Cultures (Including Melanesia & Polynesia)

Cambridge Museum of Archaeology& Anthropology Photographic Collections

Cambridge Museum of Archaeology& Anthropology Textile Collections from Oceania

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research (ANU)

Chris Boylan Oceanic Art (Dealer site, Sydney)

Colonial World Fairs (KIT resource, Netherlands) (includes wonderful New Guinea photographic archive online)

Cook and Omai (Online exhibition)

De Rienzi engravings of Polynesia

DesART (Association of Central Australian Indigenous Art Centres)

Envisioning the Pacific Islands: Indigenous, Colonial and Contemporary Arts (Margaret Jolly: course outline and description)

Galerie Meyer (dealers, Paris)

Gallery Systems software (Museum, school and private collection management software)

George Ortiz Collection

Hawaiian Bark Cloth

Hawai'ian Petroglyphs

Holger Braun Fine Asian & Tribal (dealers)

Hurst Gallery (dealers)

International String Figure Association

Journal of Material Culture

Kapa: Hawaiian Bark Cloth

Kew Gardens (U.K.) Barkcloth page

Kiribati pre-Western weapons and wars

Maisin Bark-Cloth exhibition

Marquesan tattoo (German language site, information derived from Karl von den Steinen in 1896)

Marshallese crafts

Marshallese Fine Weaving (clothing fine mats: "Virtual Museum" from USP Marshall Is.)

Meyer Oceanic Art

Marshallese Stick Charts for navigation

Meyer oceanic Art Moving Images of the Pacific Islands (on-line database on Pacific films and videos)

New York Public Library Digital Gallery online

Oceania Ethnographica (commercial site with many photos, books etc online)

Oceanic (Prof. Ron Johnson site with old photos, engravings, and maps)

L'Océanie: Peuples des eaux, gens des îles. (French language site, nice visuals especially in Ancêtres section)

Pacific Arts Association

Pacific Arts Online

Pacific Islands Music and Dance: a Cyberguide

Paul Jacoulet hanga woodcuts of Asia and Micronesia   ALSO article

Petroglyphs of Rapanui (text in Spanish, nice illustrations from 6 sites)


PNG Tourist Art & Sculpture Garden at Stanford (PowerPoint Presentations)

Polynesian Tattoo bibliography

Samoan barkcloth

Samoan Tattoo

Society for Visual Anthropology

"Squatting figure in Micronesian Art" article by Barbara Wavell

Suzanne Bastien's private collection (Solomons & Vanuatu)

"Symmetry" article online

Tahiti tatoo ("Polynesian tattoo world-wide guide")

Tattoo Traditions (commercial site but newsletter has useful info & many excellent weblinks)

The Art of Kula (Trobriand images)

Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa

Tobi Island (Micronesia) Traditional Culture (including material culture) ALSO The Fishing Lore of Tobi Island by Peter Black (includes details of canoe construction)

Tribal Arts Directory

Tyne & Wear Museums' collections online

University of Hawaii at Manoa's Pacific-related photo collections: AND

Visual Anthropology Forum links

Visual Anthropology Review OR

Visual Resources Association  (collection management etc.)

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