Sculpture anthropomorphe de l'île de Bougainville © musée du quai Branly - Jacqu
The 06 Nov 2016

A unique mask from Bougainville

Presentation of a museum's artwork

Initiation ceremonies in Northern Bougainville, although profoundly affected, are pivotal in contemporary identity. The presentation on November 6th will be done by Nicolas Garnier, curator at the museum, and Laurent Caputo, restorer who has worked on this spectacular artwork.

Large wooden masks decorated with hair locks were central to initiation ceremonies in Bougainville. It seems that only one complete piece has survived. It was brought back by Patrick O'Reilly in 1935.

By Nicolas Garnier, curator, Pacific Collections at the museum and Laurent Caputo, restorer.

  • Place:   Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache
  • TimeSlots:
    The Sunday 06 November 2016 from 16:00 to 17:30
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap auditif bim (T)
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Autour des collections
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)

A unique mask from Bougainville