Church and the Ancestors Virtual Tour

Indigenous people around the world have responded to missionary religion in different ways. This exhibition tells the story of how Asmat people of Papua, Indonesia, have transformed Catholicism in accordance with their ancestral ritual life. 

On display in the Andrews Gallery of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3 December 2020 - March 2021), enjoy a tour of an exhibition curated by Tom Powell Davis and Sophie Hopmeier with the assistance of MAA Senior Curator Anita Herle.

The Peplos Kore

The painted and restored cast of the Peplos Kore is one of the most provocative pieces in the Museum of Classical Archaeology's Cast Gallery. But why is she so brightly painted? Were all ancient sculptures coloured in such garish ways? And what does seeing her polychromy mean for how we understand classical whiteness?

Watch this video to find out.