© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
26 Oct 2015 27 Oct 2015

The Materiality of Sepik Societies 2015

New visions, old problems

As part of the exhibition Sepik: Arts in Papua New Guinea, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is organising an international symposium on the Sepik River and its populations.

Given the diversity and complexity of the societies that live on the its banks as well as the variety of their material production, the Sepik Valley and its tributaries have acted as a testing ground for fieldwork and studies on rituals and the use of objects. This symposium takes stock of this research and more particularly the interpretation of objects in their uses (rituals, dances, etc.) and in their presentation by museums and their exhibitions.

In conjunction with the SEPIK: Arts in Papua New Guinea (27 October 2015 - 31 January 2016)


Philippe Peltier, Markus Schindlbeck, curators of the exhibition SEPIK: Arts in Papua New Guinea, and Christian Kaufmann, scientific advisor for the exhibition


in collaboration and with the support of the Department of Research and Education at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

  • Place:   Salle de cinéma
  • TimeSlots:
    From Monday 26 October 2015 to Tuesday 27 October 2015
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Researcher, student
  • Categorie : Symposia
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)