Dr Dianne Losche, Honorary Assoc. Macleay Musuem and exhibition lead curator, will conduct a guided walk through the exhibition currently on display in the Fisher Library Level 3 and the SciTech Library.
The exhibition, Sydney's Women in the Field: Phyllis Kaberry and the Sepik was curated by anthropologist Diane Losche from the collections of Sydney’s Anthropology Department held by Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives and the Macleay Museum.It focuses on Sydney anthropologist Phyllis Kaberry to to commemorate the inscription of the Anthropological Field Research and Teaching Records, University of Sydney, 1926-1956 into the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register.
Dr Diane Losche is an anthropologist and art historian, and one of Australia’s few academics working at the intersection of art and culture of Papua New Guinea and the wider Pacific. Her work on the aesthetics of the Abelam cultural area in the Sepik region began during her initial fieldwork in the area in the late 1970s. Her current work engages with the emerging nation of East Timor, and history of anthropological activity in the Sepik.
Additional material from Diane Losche, and the Archives and Special Collections of the London School of Economics with thanks to Phyllis Kaberry’s Estate.
Tour participants to meet in Fisher Library foyer on Level 3.