Objects on Loan for Fijian Art Exhibition

At the University of Aberdeen Museums we look after vast and impressive collections from the Pacific, some of which are now going to be on display in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The exhibition, ‘Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific‘ will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji ever assembled and explores the art and cultural history of Fiji since the late 18th Century.

Alongside the Fiji Museum, The British Museum, The Pitt Rivers Museum and many more, the University Museums will be lending some of our more spectacular Fijian items to the exhibition including jewellery, weapons, household objects and works of art.

Last week out team in the collections centre were working hard preparing the objects for the loan; packing the objects safely for transportation to Norwich.

We’re excited for these objects to go on display and join the other impressive collections from around the world that will be on display in this important exhibition.

The exhibition will be open from 15 October 2016 – 12 February 2017

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About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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