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Disconnected Stories: The Biak Wood Carvings

Our second Object Story dedicated to the theme of Indigenous Peoples relates to Biak wood carvings collected by Alfred Russel Wallace from Dorey, New Guinea, in 1858.

Wood carving collected by Alfred Russel Wallace in Dorey, 1858.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum

Biak is now an endangered language. Our Object Story provides links to documentation work undertaken by Dr Wilco van den Heuvel at VU University Amsterdam; and via his website to an important collaboration between the University of Oxford, Universitas Cenderawasih and Universitas Negeri Papua.

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