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Video: Learn about this spectacular headdress in Oceania

Published 21 November 2018

This huge feather headdress from Papua New Guinea is 100 years old and has rarely been shown in public due to its delicate nature.

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    Learn about the Roro headdress

    Find out about this rare and intricate feather headdress on display in our Oceania exhibition, in this video with Erna Lilje of Museum Volkenkunde in the Netherlands.

    Oceania is in the Main Galleries until 10 December 2018.

    • Installation view of the Gods and Ancestors room

      Book now for Oceania

      Until 10 Dec 2018

      ★★★★★ “A stupendous odyssey through the superb art and fascinating culture of the Pacific… A blockbuster and then some.” – The Guardian.

      Oceania brings together around 200 exceptional works from public collections worldwide, and spans over 500 years. From shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and stunning god images, we explore important themes of voyaging, place making and encounter.