Lapita Conference

Lapita conference in Suva this week

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Fiji is this week hosting the 10th International Lapita Conference, an event that brings together experts in the field of archaeology from the Pacific and beyond. The Lapita conference occurs every three to four years. This year it is being held at the University of the South Pacific and will end with […]

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Fiji Museum

Bringing down the walls

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The Fiji Museum reopens By Samantha Magick For more than two years, the Fiji Museum’s doors were closed to the public. Now, with the opening of its flagship exhibition, Voyages: Stories of an Ocean People, we can see what the team has been busy working on. It’s a place transformed. “The necessity to change the […]

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Ratu Sukuna timeline at Fiji Museum

The life of Ratu Sukuna at the Fiji Museum

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By Kite Pareti “Fiji is what it is today because of the contributions of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna,” says Mere Delai, Assistant Head-Teacher of Marist Brothers’ Primary School. Delai who today took 60 of her students to see the Ratu Sukuna display at the Fiji Museum, says many children in Fiji have never heard of […]

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Fiji Museum

Fiji Museum opens Girmit exhibition

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The Fiji Museum this week opened a newly renovated section that focuses on the Fijian-Indian experience. Fiji Museum Head of Special Projects, Dr. Katrina Iggleston said at the opening yesterday, “This new area of the museum focuses solely on the Girmitya experience, so within the museum itself, we have always had small […]

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Dr. Katrina Iggleston

Bringing Fiji’s Museum closer to young people

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Fiji’s newly re-opened museum is focusing on bringing young people closer to its collection through a pioneering workshop programme called museums, objects, and culture. The Fiji Museum’s Head of Special Projects, Dr. Katrina Iggleston, says the workshop looks into how youth can be more empowered and engaged in a museum setting, in […]

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Digitising the Fiji Museum

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The Fiji Museum has been awarded a US202,259 grant to complete a full digital documentation of its holdings, making them accessible online to people everywhere. US Chargé d’affaires Tony Greubel said his government’s partnership with the museum “will support the museum in collecting, recording, digitising, preserving, and sharing objects and research materials that tell an […]

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