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Barbara   Wavell




About
I have an MA in Cultural Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton and have been researching Micronesian art and culture for over 30 years. I have written 3 books: Arts and Crafts of Micronesia, Painting Palau's Cultural History, The Life and Works of Folk Artist Charles Gibbons, and Woven Hand Fans of Micronesia.

I have also written several articles which are available for download on Academia.com. I am retired and not currently affiliated with an institution although I taught briefly at SUNY Binghamton (as a grad student) and Barry University. I have a large collection of Micronesian carvings and other material culture dating from the German period to the late 20th century. I have a page on Facebook entitled Arts and Crafts of Micronesia which is frequented by museum professionals, collectors and many Micronesians. I frequently get requests to help in the identification of material objects.
Specialities
Discipline(s)
Art History
Member of
Pacific Arts Association (PAA)
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Micronesia
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
Experiences
  • (1990 to 2010)
    Arts and Crafts of Micronesia (book) — FSM
    Spent many years researching the material culture of Micronesia which at the time had very little publications available in the English language.
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