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Ongoing events

Nov 2020

Our exhibition Fa'aiho ta'u tufa'a
Friday 6 November 2020 to Sunday 25 April 2021 00:00
From the 6th of November 2020 to the 25th of April 2021, the Museum of Tahiti and her Islands invites you to discover our brand new exhibition: Fa’aiho ta’u tufa’a. Fa’aiho, means “regain consciousness”, or “enlighten”. Tufa’a refers to the notion of heritage. This exhibition thus offers a reflection on the confrontation of both contemporary and antique works of art. You will have the opportunity to discover the Polynesian culture through the eyes of 22 contemporary artists as well as antique Polynesian pieces held at the Museum. Four themes were explored by the artists: Tiki-ti’i, ornaments, canoes and music. Unique pieces of artworks have been created especially for this event.
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The epic of the Polynesian mother-of-pearl – 1000 years of history

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Date(s) - Friday 8 August 2014 to Saturday 11 October 2014
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The epic of the Polynesian mother-of-pearl – 1000 years of history from August 8 to October 11, 2014 – from Wednesday to Sunday – from 9 am to 5 pm

This exhibition is the result of the work of Patrick Seurot, who is preparing a doctoral thesis in economic history at The University of French Polynesia: “Nacres and Pearls in Tuamotu in the 19th Century (1801-1920) Economy, Society, Culture.”

It focuses on the epic of Polynesian mother-of-pearl, from a pearl oyster unique to In reconstructing the history of fishing and the uses of this mother-of-pearl, between the year one thousand and the middle of the twentieth century, this is a whole piece of Polynesian history that is coming back to life. four highlights, which make it possible to understand all the themes related to mother-of-pearl. The first room is dedicated to the biology and biotope of the Pinctada margaritifera, variety Cumingii.

The first part of the 2nd room is devoted to mother-of-pearl and its uses before and during the Contact Period (1600-1800), exposing the myths and legends related to the pearl oyster, as well as the different daily uses of its mother-of-pearl. The second part tells the epic of the mother-of-pearl plume in Tuamotu and Gambier between 1801 and 1950 mainly.

A true epic, which gathered in the lagoons almost all the Pa “umotu The last room is devoted to the objects of the mother-of-pearl, transformed in the manufactures of the Oise and of which about forty achievements preserved in the collections of the National Museum Nacre de Meru were specially brought for this exhibition.

By retracing 1000 years of a story that is often overlooked, highlighting the remains of archaeological excavations of mother-of-pearl objects manufactured in Europe, preserved oral traditions of the Tuamotu to more recent archives, pre-European uses of mother-of-pearl to the fascination for the fine pearl, this exhibition is a tribute to the thousands of women and men who participated in the writing of this particular story of the atolls of Polynesia.

NOTE: Réouverture du musée à partir du 6 novembre 2020 / The museum will be reopening on november 6th, 2020