Proposed Residency: Melanesian Anthropologist Dr. Andrew Moutu

2023 GIG Recipient

Lise M. Dobrin (Anthropology)

This CGII GIG grant will support a residency at UVA this April by Dr. Andrew Moutu, former Director of
the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery. Dr. Moutu, whose own research focus is the
New Guinea Sepik, holds a PhD in Anthropology from Cambridge University. Dr. Moutu will guide the
work of UVA students enrolled in my Curating Culture course, contribute to the Fralin’s knowledge
about their collection of Oceanic art, give lectures, and connect with professionals in anthropology and
museums at UVA and other institutions in the region.