This includes what can be termed “Australasia” and Polynesia, including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea. Sacred art from this region is diverse and ranges from the sacred paintings of Aboriginal Australians, through the intricate Maori religious carvings, to the art of colonial era Christianity.

Recent Articles

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home (South and East Asia; India; Oceania; Australia)

Shankar, C. R. Gowri. (2017) Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January

‘Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz’ (Oceania; Australia; South and East Asia; India)

Tejonmayam, U. (2017) 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India (South and East Asia; India; Oceania; Australia)

TNN (2017) Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested (Americas; United States of America; South and East Asia; India; Cambodia; Oceania; Australia)

Boland, Michaela (2016) Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities (Americas; United States of America; South and East Asia; India; Cambodia; Oceania; Australia)

Bannon, Lisa. (2016) New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts (Americas; United States of America; South and East Asia; India; Cambodia; Oceania; Australia)

Mashberg, Tom. (2016) Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December

Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church (Oceania; New Zealand)

Clent, Danielle (2016) Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church. Stuff.co.nz. 6 December.

‘Weaponise your privilege’: blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype (Europe; United Kingdom; Oceania; Australia)

Klee, Louis (2016) 'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype. Varsity. 5 December.

Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners (Oceania; Australia)

Parke, Erin (2016) Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners. ABC Australia. 4 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection (Oceania; Australia; South and East Asia; India)

Boland, Michaela (2016) Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.