Robin Wright is professor of art history, curator of Native American art, and director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum, University of Washington. Her research, teaching, and curatorial work center on the native arts of the Pacific Northwest coast, in particular nineteenth-century Haida art.
Juniator Tulius is a PhD student at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. His presentation will draw on research concerning notions of authenticity in the art of Mentawai.
Christine Giuntini is textile and organic artifact conservator for the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Giuntini will present her analysis of the materials and construction techniques of a "royal" Bushong overskirt.
Stefano Ionescu is an independent scholar of Oriental carpets and a leading scholar of Anatolian carpets in Transylvania. His most recent publication, Handbook of Fakes by Tuduc, will be the focus of his lecture.
Carol Ivory is associate dean for curriculum and instruction and professor of fine arts at Washington State University. Her research focuses on the arts made by the Polynesian people of the Marquesas Islands.
Christina Hellmich is curator in charge of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and curator of the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art at the de Young Museum.
Sponsored by: Hilton Hotel San Francisco; Marcia and John Friede; Friends of Ethnic Art; SANA Art Foundation; Sharon and Sam Singer; Michael Hamson Oceanic Art; Uncommon Grounds Specialty Coffees; Nobilo Wines; Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; Dartmouth College, Department of Anthropology and Hood Museum of Art; Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada