Dazzling the enemy : shields from the Pacific

14 May 2009–16 Aug 2009


On display are over forty shields from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and West Papua. Included is one of the oldest Pacific shields in the world, dating back to 1851, as well as contemporary shields collected in the 1980s. Many of the shields in the exhibition have never been displayed before. Historical and contemporary photographs illustrating the shields in action are also on display.

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