The exhibition Made in Oceania


The Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne (Cäcilienstr. 29-30, D-50667) presents from 12 October 2013 to 27 April 2014 the special exhibition ‘Made in Oceania: Tapa – art and Social Landscapes’ with 250 unique masterpieces from the museum’s own collection in combination with leans from major institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington or the Australian Museum in Sydney. Mary of them will be shown in Europe for the first time. the selection ranges from the oldest objects dating back to the 18th century – the Cook collection – to contemporary artworks from renowned Polynesian or Melanesian artists. film and audio stations bring people and stories behind the objects to life. The show is accompanied by a special programme for all interest and age groups. A symposium and a catalogue are accessible (