Massim Museum

Free lecture on Massim culture

To date, there are more than 20,000 Massim artworks and artifacts in storage and on display in museums around the world, including Papua New Guinea.

However, no comprehensive book on Massim art has been published so far.

In a step closer to understanding the brilliant artworks in Milne Bay, Dr Harry Beran will be doing a free lecture on Massim culture this evening.

Dr Beran is a western authority on Massim culture and a frequent visitor to the province.

A night of adventure

But if seafarers in the past have succeeded, the ancient seafaring wisdom will prove worthy again.

A journey which began in August 2016 where, for the last nine months, a Danish adventurer and filmmaker Thor F. Jensen has been sailing around PNG and Papua in a Milne Bay traditional sailing canoe.

This may be the world’s first circumnavigation of the island of New Guinea in a traditional sailing canoe.