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Diane Losche

Diane Losche

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Research Associate in Anthropology at the University of Sydney


Diane Losche is a graduate of Columbia University. In 1976-7 she did research for her PhD in anthropology at Apangai, an Abelam village in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, not far from the village of Kalabu where Phyllis Kaberry worked in 1938-9. She was supervised by Margaret Mead until Mead’s death in 1978. In 1982 she completed a major exhibition about the Abelam at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Between 1990 and 2017 she lectured at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales where she published on the Abelam as well as art and museum topics. She is now a research associate at the University of Sydney.