Continuity and Change in the Durbar Square at Bhaktapur, Nepal

MAA cares for a few photographs of the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal. This exhibition juxtaposes these photographs with more recent ones, exploring patterns of continuity and change in a vulnerable and constantly evolving city.

Aayushi Gupta

27 February 2024

Kui Elephant Catchers and the Pakam Rope: From Thailand to Cambridge

In March 2023, a new object came into MAA's care – a เชือกปะกำ (Pakam rope). This exhibition explores its journey, from the hands and homes of its Kui makers to the vendors from whom the rope was purchased and the case in MAA where it is now displayed.

Aayushi Gupta

12 December 2023

Chinese Spirit-Medium Possession in Singapore

A new digitisation project at MAA, which digitally repatriated 2,000 ethnographic photographs of Chinese temples and ritual practices in Singapore to its national library, gives insight into the supernatural world of spirit-mediumship in the region.

Aayushi Gupta

29 August 2023

Te Koroneihana | Celebrating Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen

Each year, people gather in Ngāruawāhia, Aotearoa New Zealand to celebrate the leader of the Kīngitanga (Māori King Movement). May 1969 was the third anniversary of the first woman to lead the Kīngitanga, Te Atairangikaahu.

Chameleon Studios

6 March 2023

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