Welcome to the website of the Polynesian Visual Arts project, funded by
Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRC). The project was based at the
University of East Anglia at the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of
Oceania & the Americas. It encouraged involvement and collaboration
people working in the field of Polynesian studies, particularly in
disciplines of anthropology, art history, archaeology, history and
The project is now closed. The main funded project ran from 2003-2006, however the final event was the redisplay of the Pacific Encounters exhibition in Paris in 2008. See
Conferences and Events for details.
The project was also selected by the AHRC to be one of five case studies
presented by them to the Government’s 2007 spending review.
If you have any
comments or information regarding the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is
funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRC)
research grant and is supported by
the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU) at
University of East Anglia (UEA).
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Cook Islands, Rarotonga
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection.
Photo. James Austin
Copyright © by
the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts UEA, Norwich, 2002. All Rights
The AHRC funds postgraduate and advanced research within the UK's higher
institutions and provides funding for museums, galleries and
collections that are based in,
or attached to, HEIs within England. The
AHRC supports research within a huge subject
domain - from 'traditional'
humanities subjects, such as history, modern languages
literature, to music and the creative and performing arts.