Art Book Prize

13 February 2014

Art in Oceania: A New History

A book co-authored by Professor Susanne Kuechler has won the prestigious Art Book Prize for 2013.

Art in Oceania: A New History was published by Thames & Hudson, and co­-authored by anthropologists, art historians and curators of both European and Pacific Islands descent. It covers Oceanic art, past and present, reimagined for the 21st century.

Administered by the Authors’ Club, the Art Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book on art or architecture published in English, anywhere in the world in the past year.

The Authors:

Peter Brunt is Senior Lecturer in Art History at Victoria University of Wellington. Nicholas Thomas is Director of the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Sean Mallon is Senior Curator, Pacific Cultures, at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Lissant Bolton is Keeper of the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum. Deidre Brown is Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, at the University of Auckland. Damian Skinner is Curator of Applied Arts & Design at the Auckland Museum and a Newton Fellow at Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Susanne Küchler is Professor of Anthropology at University College London.