Friday, 3 August 2012

Fishhooks, Necklaces and Combs

Last week Pitt Rivers Technicians Chris Wilkinson and Alan Cooke prepared some of the Cook-voyage collection objects for display.  These objects - fishhooks, necklaces and combs, are all from Tonga, and the display will highlight the materials and construction techniques.

The photo above shows the mock-up of the desktop case - a mock-up is done so that the arrangement of the objects and size of the labels can be finalised, allowing the holes for mounts to be drilled in the right place in the backboard.

This small display will be installed in the next couple of weeks, and will be on the Upper Gallery of the Museum.