Musical Landscpes of Lihir

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Musical Landscapes of Lihir - UQ Anthropology Museum - The University of Queensland

March - August 2013 - Closed

A project developed by the Anthropology Museum with Dr Kirsty Gillespie and the Lihir Cultural Heritage Association

Amaleso Feast 13 05 08 382 DFH copyThis is the first museum exhibition of Lihir culture anywhere in the world.  It features contemporary performance art especially made by Lihirians to demonstrate their culture to a foreign audience, alongside items from the distant past.

For the last fifteen years, the Lihir Island Group, in New Ireland Province, has been host to a large-scale gold mine which has radically transformed its social life and material circumstance. Ancestral performance culture continues to be at its centre. This exhibition, in collaboration with the Lihir Cultural Heritage Association, includes multimedia items including film and sound recordings that set the audio and visual scene. 

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