Crispin Howarth

Crispin Howarth

Crispin Howarth

Curator Pacific Arts, National Gallery of Australia

In the past 15 or so years, we now have the ability to exchange information about pacific art with the communities of origin in a way that could not be done before including three dimensional representations. 

Join the conversation at VividSydney’s Beyond the Physical: Reimagining Digital Experiences in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. Listen to Crispin Howarth talk on the use of the internet and emerging technologies to widen the appreciation of traditional Pacific art.  He will join panel members from 3P Learning, the Atlas of Living Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum, CSIRO Data61, the National Museum of Australia and the State Library of NSW.

Use of 3D representations is a field the Museums and Galleries sector is still finding its way into in terms of engaging audiences and utilizing their collections of physical things.

Crispin Howarth is the curator for Pacific Arts at the National Gallery of Australia. Beginning this role in 2007, Howarth is a previous president of the Oceanic Art Society; He has travelled Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other pacific countries to learn about the arts of these regions.

Howarth has published over fifty articles on the arts of the Pacific and curated four significant exhibitions, the most recent being Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River.

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