A F I N E P O S S E S S I O N : J E W E L L E R Y A N D I D E N T I T Y – ASIAN BODY ADORN M E NT AT T H E P O W E R H OUS E M US E U M – TAASA Review September 2014


This article was originally found in the September 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 16).

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Min-Jung Kim and Christina Sumner D ecorating one’s body with precious materials is perhaps universal cultural behaviour among humans.

However, the value placed on materials and designs can vary from culture to culture.

The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney (also known as the Powerhouse Museum) is opening an exhibition titled A Fine Possession: jewellery and identity in September...