Centre Culturel Tjibaou, New Caledonia

Contested sites of identity and
the cult of the new
The Centre Culturel Tjibaou and the
constitution of culture in New Caledonia

by Kylie Message

The Centre Culturel Tjibaou in New Caledonia, which opened in 1998, has received varying responses to its architecture, exhibitions and forward-looking ideology.

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Australia pavilion brochure designed by Douglas Annand

Designing for the world of tomorrow
Australia at the 1939 New York World's Fair

by Ann Stephen

The design of the Australian pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair brought together some of Australia's foremost modernist architects and artists in this official expression of Australian identity.

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cane cuirass, 1914

Australia's Official Papuan collection
Sir Hubert Murray and the how and why of a colonial collection

by Sylvia Schaffarczyk

The Papuan collection differs from other contemporary collections of Papuan material because of the unusual length of time over which it was amassed, the number of people involved in making acquisitions for the collection and the widespread area over which it was collected.

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