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Fiji collections

Fiji collection artefact

The Fijian Art Research Project is a collaborative 3-year project focusing on Fijian art and culture from the 18th century to the present.  It includes research and documentation of Fijian collections in UK museums.  

Organisations involved include: Ethnology Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts UEA, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Cambridge, British Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Peabody Essex Museum (USA), Fiji National Museum and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  The programme is by funded by the AHRC for 2010-2013. 

For more information, visit: www.fijianart.sru.uea.ac.uk |and www.facebook.com/fijianartproject| 

The St Kitts- Nevis Digital Archaeological Initiative

Screenshot of Archaeology of Slavery web page|

The projects aims

Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) this is a collaboration between

  • The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • the University of Southampton's Nevis Heritage Project
  • the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool

The initiative has developed an integrated digital archive of archaeological and historical data related to the experiences of the enslaved men and women who laboured on 17th, 18th and 19th century sugar plantations in the Caribbean.

Anyone with an interest in the subject can access the digital archive| created as a result of this project for free. We hope that this will be a valuable resource for archaeologists, historians, other scholars, school children, teachers, and the public.

St Kitts-Nevis digital archaeology initiative