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Promotes New Zealand and Pacific art : Māori design bone carvings, greenstone carvings, wood carvings, Māori and Pacific prints, jewellery, stylised tuatara, tapa cloth. Online ordering available.
- Archive of Māori and Pacific Music
The archive at the University of Auckland houses the world's largest ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. It is open to the general public as well as researchers, scholars and students. Site also has online publications.
- ArTok : Pacific arts online
ArTok profiles the artistic and cultural diversity of Oceania. Video and sound clips of traditional music and dance, tapa, sculpture, body art, performance and regional arts issues. Provides web coverage of events and festivals.
Pasifikrim is an on line gallery exhibiting Oceania arts and crafts. Includes information about exhibitions in the region.
- ASB Polyfest :
Annual Auckland festival. Rules; programme of events; site map; results; sponsor, media and stallholder information for the current festival.
- Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group : [Web site]
Describes the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group and its research on Oceania and the Pacific. Includes information about projects, conferences, publications, and its work with other institutions.
- Bibliography of Melanesian Pidgin English dictionaries, phrase books and study guides
Annotated bibliography compiled by Thomas H. Slone.
- Encyclopedia mythica : Oceania
Includes full text articles on Aboriginal and Polynesian mythology, including New Zealand.
- Ethnologue country index : languages of the Pacific
Excerpt from Ethnologue : languages of the world. 14th ed., 2000. Includes maps.
- Ethnology database
Bishop Museum, Hawai`i, Ethnology Collection. The database has photographs and detailed information for more than 70,000 cultural objects from throughout the Pacific region.
- Graduate journal of Asia Pacific studies
The Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (GJAPS) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal showcasing the work of graduate students. It publishes interdisciplinary material related to the Asia-Pacific region and its people. All issues available in full-text.
- Just Pacific
Articles by Rod Ewins on anthropology, art, culture, society and sociology in Fiji and the Pacific. Also includes bibliographies (including a bibliography on the Fiji Coup 2000) and links to related sites.
- Lost art of lei making
All about lei: types of lei, their history, how to make them (Polynesian/tradititional and contemporary), and links to other lei sites.
- Micronesian journal of the humanities & social sciences
Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences is a semiannual peer reviewed academic electronic journal dedicated to the study of human thought, behavior, and culture in Micronesia.
- Moving images website at the at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
A database which is intended as a reference for those interested in films related to the Pacific Islands - that is, films produced about Pacific Islands or Islanders; filmed on Pacific Islands; or written, directed, produced by, or starring Pacific Islanders. The site also includes a bibliography.
- Mundo Étnico Foundation
A Dutch non profit organisation studying and promoting traditional, contemporary and developing Pacific cultures by means of book and CD publications, workshops, seminars and educational programmes at primary schools. The web site provides catalogues of books and CDs for sale
- Oceanic art and culture : the Pacific Islands : Polynesian art : a web directory
Alphabetical listing of web sites about arts and culture from the Pacific Islands. Subsite of the Zeroland art and culture web directory.
- Oceanic linguistics
Oceanic Linguistics is a journal devoted exclusively to the study of the indigenous languages of the Oceanic area and parts of Southeast Asia, covering linguistic theory, historical research, and new information pertaining to the area of study. Contents pages and abstracts of articles are available.
- Pacific Arts Association
An international organization devoted to the study of all the arts of Oceania.
- Pacific Islands music & dance : a cyberguide
Site started as a project for the "Music of the Pacific Islands" course at the University of Michigan in Winter 2001. Later classes continue to work on the project.
- Pacific Islands [electronic resources] : Pacific literature resources
Part of Cornell University's globalization studies resources. Includes alphabetical index of authors, with links to their sites; and links to other sites relevant to Pacific Island, New Zealand and Micronesian literature.
- Pacific Manuscripts Bureau
Sponsored by 7 libraries in Australia, New Zealand (Alexander Turnbull Library and University of Auckland Library) and the United States. Makes microfilm copies of Pacific archives. The web site includes an online catalogue of microfilm holdings and online issues of Pambu newsletter.
- Pasifika digital legends
Part of the Te Kete Ipurangi site. A collection of traditional Pasifika stories retold digitally in English and Pasifika languages by New Zealand secondary school students. Includes stories in Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fijian, Niue, and Maori. Includes support materials for students and teachers to create their own digital legends.
- Polynesian tattoo world-wide guide
Offers explanations as to design, meaning and origins of tattooing in Polynesia. Presents a gallery of tattoos, directory of specialist tattooists and tattoo related books. Includes an online dictionary of Polynesian symbols.
- Skin stories : the art and culture of Polynesian tattoo
Provides information on the history and role of tattooing in Polynesia and the wider Pacific Area, inlcuding New Zealand. Includes photo gallery, profiles of artists, and stories of personal experience.
- Tattoos.com the premier bodyart e-zine : tattoo history source book : Polynesia / by Tricia Allen and Steve Gilbert
Tattoos.com is a host of artists, studios, promoters and publishers in the bodyart industry from around the world. It also provides excerpts from the book Tattoo history source book, by Steve Gilbert, published: New York : Juno Books, 2001. Full text articles on tattooing, a tattoo bookstore and links are available. The main site also provides information on the Pacific Islands today and New Zealand.
- Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust : [web site]
The aims of the Trust include the development of contemporary Pacific artists and art. Includes: Pacific Artists Bibliography.
- Wan Smolbag Theatre : [web site]
Located in Vanuatu the theatre performs throughout the Pacific Islands and trains groups in creating and performing participatory community theatre.