Monday, May 30, 2011

Australia — 1st Day

We're here. Tired but here. (Bill, Yoshi, Cedra and me, that is. Joseph will be getting here on the 2nd.) An impromptu first day at the Australian Museum led us to a friend of Yoshi's, Dion Peita, the Collections Coordinator, who just happened to be free to give us a very privileged tour of their Oceanian artifact collections — a massive collection of powerful objects that are rarely exhibited. We were all stunned. Dion was a terrific guide, and it's clear he's a real asset to the museum. A few highlights are below, but the rest are well worth a look.