Meeting with Papua New Guinea – Waseda University Collection

gor06The Oecanic ethnic artworks in the Waseda University Collection originally come from the late Ryuhei Imaizumi of Ishiuchi Village (now Minami-Uonuma City), Niigata Prefecture. His collection was passed onto Tsurugashima City, Saitama Prefecture, which donated the artworks to Waseda in 2010. The artworks range from masks and statues of Papua New Guinea’s spirits, weapons such as spears and shields, and earthwares. Among them, there are crafts which are not made anymore because of the fading traditional Papua New Guinean lifestyle ever since the adoption of Christianity and the money economy. The University prides itself for having a rare collection of over 1,000 artifacts from the region, which is among the most in Japan. In addition, Waseda’s Department of Archeology has continually conducted field surveys in Papua New Guinea. This exhibition will serve to introduce the Oceanic ethnic artworks and share research activities taking place at the University.

Download the flyer here (in Japanese)

Exhibition information

  • Date: March 22 (Wed) ~ April 25 (Tues), 2017 *Closed on April 9, 16 and 23
  • Time: 10:00 ~ 18:00
  • Venue: 125th Anniversary Room, 10F of Building 26 (Okuma Tower), Waseda University
  • Free admission
  • Organized by the Cultural Affairs Division
  • With the cooperation of the Department of Archeology, Aizu Museum and PNG Japan Ltd.

For more information, contact the Cultural Affairs Division
TEL: 03-5272-4783

Special lecture

  • Date: April 17, 2017 (Mon)
  • Time: 16:30 ~ 18:00 (Doors will open 10 minutes before)
  • Venue: Room 302, Building 3, Waseda University
  • Speaker: Professor Ryuzaburo Takahashi, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Free admission, no reservations required
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