Monthly Archives: September 2010

September Meeting: Margo Smith’s “Aesthete and Scholar: Two Complementary Influences in the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia” and “Pasifika Styles: Artists inside the museum” exhibition catalog

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will be Tuesday, 21 September, 5:30PM, Room G38, Elisabeth Murdoch Building.

We will be reading selections from Pasifika Styles: Artists inside the museum edited by Rosanna Raymond and Amiria Salmond. This catalog was produced on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name from 5 May 2006 to 23 February 2008 at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. To read more about the exhibition click here.

In celebration of John W. Kluge, the founder of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia who passed away earlier this month at age 95, we will also be reading Margo Smith’s “Aesthete and Scholar: Two Complementary Influences in the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia,” in Lindy Allen, Louise Hamby and Nicolas Peterson (Eds). The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Carlton, VIC: Melbourne University Press, 2008, pp. 556-579.

A copy of the readings, available for photocopying, will be available in early September in an envelope on the notice board outside Dr Susan Lowish’s office, room G27, ground floor Elisabeth Murdoch Building.

John W. Kluge, 1914-2010

Today the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia honoured the passing of their museum founder, John W. Kluge, with a tribute on their website. He died yesterday at age 95.

This month we will be celebrating Kluge’s life and contribution to Aboriginal art by reading an article by Margo Smith about his art collection.

Indigeneity on Twitter and NAISA Call For Papers

I’ve added two new sites to our list of helpful links located on the right-hand side of the blog. http://twitter.com/Indigeneity has daily updates about, “social justice, news, and updates concerning Indigenous peoples.” Also, check out http://naisa.org/ the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. NAISA just put out a call for papers for their 2011 annual meeting in Sacramento, California, May 19-21, hosted by Native American Studies at UC Davis.