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Oxford Colleges and Museums:

Loans in North America

Pieces from the vast collections of Oxford Colleges, Libraries and Museums are often loaned to museums around the world. Here are some pieces you can see in North America. Please note that some loans are subject to change without notice, and that our office attempts to keep this information as accurate and up-to-date as possible.


Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
15 December 2019 through 19 July 2020

The first substantial project on the art of Fiji to be mounted in the United States, Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacificwill feature over 225 artworks drawn from major international collections. Four artifacts loaned from the Pitt Rivers Museum will be on display, including the figure shown above. The exhibition will include figurative sculpture, ritual kava bowls, breastplates of pearl shell and whale ivory, large-scale barkcloths, small portable temples, weapons, and European watercolors and paintings.  Additionally, the museum will feature historic photographs from LACMA’s Blackburn collection, as well as a newly commissioned 26’ double-hull sailing canoe (drua) constructed in Fiji using traditional materials and techniques.



The North American Office team