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At the eve of Papua New Guinea’s attainment of independence from Australia, leader Minister Michael Somare talked about the recent nation’s cultural treasures as "living spirits with mounted abodes." He used to be touching on the existing trust of Papua New Guineans that every little thing is invested with spirit, now not least the items carved, modeled, or developed for ceremonial, and sometimes daily, use. The Masterpieces Exhibition comprises the main major cultural treasures on exhibit on the Papua New Guinea’s nationwide museum. This publication offers the reader a radical account of every of the exhibition’s 209 pieces.An creation goals to provide the final reader an idea of the importance of the gadgets and the way they're to be understood. different chapters supply a short heritage of the museum and its position in forging nationwide id. Editor Barry Craig units the person works of their neighborhood context with historic and box pictures. The gadgets are handled lower than quite a few headings: Watercraft, structure, home goods, Gardening and Fertility Figures, searching and war, Musical tools, mask and Mortuary gadgets.

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