James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific
30 July 2009
Objects from RAMM’s world-class world cultures collection will be on display in a major European exhibition on James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific. A rare woodworking plane from the NW Canadian coast, a staff of authority from the Easter Islands and a Tongan Club from RAMM’s collection will feature along side exhibits drawn from museums across Western Europe.
The exhibition can be seen at:
Bonn Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany from 28 August 2009 to 28 February 2010.
Kunsthistorisches Museum – Museum of Ethnology, Vienna, from 10 May to 13 September 2010
Historisches Museum, Bern, from 7 October 2010 to 13 February 2011.
[The exhibition received a total of 210,000 visitors]
RAMM’s World cultures collections
RAMM’s holds one of the UK’s leading ethnographic collections. Designated a collection of national importance by the Museums and Archives Council in 1998, it includes artefacts from every part of the globe. The collection is particularly rich in artefacts from the Pacific, North America, Southern Nigeria and the Congo Basin.
Image: A rare woodworking plane from Nootka Sound, NW Coast Canada collected on James Cook’s 1776-80 voyage.