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New exhibition highlights Stanford’s connection to Pacific cultures

Christina Hodge standing in front of an artifact
Image credit: L.A. Cicero
Jul 28 2017
Fellow, Research, Stanford

Items from the Pacific region gathered by Jane Stanford and faculty members are on display as part of a new exhibition at the Stanford Archaeology Center curated and installed by students under the instruction of Christina Hodge, academic curator and collections manager for archaeology collections.

A Papua New Guinean mask, shell necklaces from Samoa and Hawaii, and a ceremonial club from New Zealand are among some of the antique pieces now on display in the new exhibition, Pacific Links: Currents of Material Connections, at the Stanford Archaeology Center.

The exhibition showcases Stanford’s connection to the cultures of the Pacific region through Jane Stanford’s travels in the area and items she and faculty members collected or acquired as gifts.

Religious studies PhD student Esiteli Hafoka is a 2015 EDGE-SBEH fellow.

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