Library Exhibit: Artists of The Contemporary Pacific 2003-2010

2010 marks the 60th anniversary of UH-Manoa's Center for Pacific Islands Studies. As part of a year-long series of events to mark this milestone, the UH-M library is currently hosting an exhibit of cover art for the Center's hallmark publication, The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs (which itself celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009). In 2002, the journal began highlighting the work of Pacific artists, both on its cover and within its pages. This exhibit displays the complete set of journal covers from 2002 to present, along with copies of the journal from its inception, to show the evolution of the journal design over the years. To read the exhibit's explanatory text, click on the image at right.

Celebrating Connections: 60 Years of Pacific Islands Studies at Manoa will continue throughout 2010, with a series of special events culminating in the Center's annual conference in November. A complete schedule will be posted on this site as soon as it becomes available. See also the Center's website. Artists of The Contemporary Pacific: 2003-2010 will be on display in Hamilton Library's Phase II Gallery (on the first floor, near the main bank of elevators) through May 21, 2010.

In related news, the library's Desktop Networking Services Department has for the last several months been collaborating with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies to make various of its publications freely available online via Scholarspace, the library's Open Access Initiative. For more information on how to find Contemporary Pacific issues on this site (as well as the most current year's worth of Contemporary Pacific issues, which UH-Manoa affiliates can access via Project Muse), see our previous blog entry. (Of course, the Pacific Collection also houses a complete print run of the Contemporary Pacific -- for complete bibliographic information, click here.)


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