A conversation with Dr. Tarisi Vunidilo

Please join us for an informal talk with Dr. Tarisi Vunidilo about her academic journey and the state of museums in the Pacific. Tarisi is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, where she teaches courses on Indigenous museology and heritage management. In 2016, she received her Phd in Pacific Studies from the Centre of Pacific Island Studies at the University of Auckland. Her thesis was title “iYau Vakaviti-Fijian Treasures, Cultural Rights and Repatriation of the Cultural Materials from International Museums.” Tarisi published several articles about Fijian pottery, language and archaeology, and is currently working on two book manuscripts. Her current area of research is museology, repatriation and indigenous knowledge and language revitalization.

Date: September 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Place: East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall
1601 East-West Road

For more details, please see the above flyer.

Also, RSVP at museum@hawaii.edu by September 12

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