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The Fiji Museum Board is tasked to deliver at this very crucial time the unfathomable task of transforming and renovating the Fiji Museum to give it a new face lift so that it epitomises a world class standard museum here at home. However, this it cannot do alone and it needs the support of government, partner cultural organisations, corporate sponsors, international organisations and individuals to help Fiji Museum management perform its core function, creating pathways for its programs to be implemented, and the rejuvenation of museum galleries and infrastructure. The refined shipping containers were officially unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Suva and Special Administrator, Mr. Chandu Umaria on the 23rd of March 2018. This was a milestone achievement for the Fiji Museum and the space was dedicated to our longest officer (now retired) Mr. Sepeti Matararaba and the late Mr. William Copeland now called the “Matararaba-Copeland Social Space”. The Board and Director thanked all staff of the Fiji Museum for their dedication and commitment in seeing through the completion of rejuvenation of these two containers particularly to Manager Technical, Administration and Facilities, Ratu Jone Balenaivalu and his team who delivered an impeccable preparation and successful unveiling ceremony. Assistance by other section staff and Managers must not go unnoticed. The ceremony was attended by Directors and representatives of various affiliate and partner organisations of the Fiji Museum. Also present was the Managing Director of Freight Services (Fiji) Ltd, Mr. Joe Taoi.
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The Fiji Museum Board is tasked to deliver at this very crucial time the unfathomable task of transforming and renovating the Fiji Museum to give it a new face lift so that it epitomises a world class standard museum here at home. However, this it cannot do alone and it needs the support of government, partner cultural organisations, corporate sponsors, international organisations and individuals to help Fiji Museum management perform its core function, creating pathways for its programs to be implemented, and the rejuvenation of museum galleries and infrastructure. The refined shipping containers were officially unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Suva and Special Administrator, Mr. Chandu Umaria on the 23rd of March 2018. This was a milestone achievement for the Fiji Museum and the space was dedicated to our longest officer (now retired) Mr. Sepeti Matararaba and the late Mr. William Copeland now called the “Matararaba-Copeland Social Space”. The Board and Director thanked all staff of the Fiji Museum for their dedication and commitment in seeing through the completion of rejuvenation of these two containers particularly to Manager Technical, Administration and Facilities, Ratu Jone Balenaivalu and his team who delivered an impeccable preparation and successful unveiling ceremony. Assistance by other section staff and Managers must not go unnoticed. The ceremony was attended by Directors and representatives of various affiliate and partner organisations of the Fiji Museum. Also present was the Managing Director of Freight Services (Fiji) Ltd, Mr. Joe Taoi.

Congrats Fiji Museum team! What a great achievement.

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Super😊 congratulations 👍

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Hooray!

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Please let me know how to support your new initiative. I am very appreciative of the work you did with my father's photographs.

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Easter or Resurrection Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day l after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. For the Fiji Museum, it was a first for staff to organize and put together an “Easter Service” to commemorate this very important day in the Christian calendar. What makes this celebration special was that our non-christian brothers and sisters were also present making the event a memorable one. The Fiji Museum was blessed to have the Reverend Wilfred Regunamada, the new Secretary for Communication & Overseas Mission of the Methodist Church in Fiji who delivered an inspiring yet thought provoking sermon to all staff. Two of the main key teachings lamented included: (a) we must always fathom the past and reference evidence (linking to archaeological and other cultural sciences) to foster stories and parables shared through history, and (b) to understand ‘easter’, we should look within ourselves and first understand and appreciate our inner being before we relate to those around us! The underpinning principle was to share the message with other communities in Fiji who may or may not have the same belief as our very own. But one thing we should understand in our varying and different faith is that we all serve a higher being. The staff of the Fiji Museum must be commended for putting the program together including refreshments that follow. A special appreciation also to the Caubati Youth Choir for the “ensemble” of harmonious hymns which infiltrated every corner of the museum during the service. A befitting service and celebration.
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Easter or Resurrection Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day l after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. For the Fiji Museum, it was a first for staff to organize and put together an “Easter Service” to commemorate this very important day in the Christian calendar. What makes this celebration special was that our non-christian brothers and sisters were also present making the event a memorable one. The Fiji Museum was blessed to have the Reverend Wilfred Regunamada, the new Secretary for Communication & Overseas Mission of the Methodist Church in Fiji who delivered an inspiring yet thought provoking sermon to all staff. Two of the main key teachings lamented included: (a) we must always fathom the past and reference evidence (linking to archaeological and other cultural sciences) to foster stories and parables shared through history, and (b) to understand ‘easter’, we should look within ourselves and first understand and appreciate our inner being before we relate to those around us! The underpinning principle was to share the message with other communities in Fiji who may or may not have the same belief as our very own. But one thing we should understand in our varying and different faith is that we all serve a higher being. The staff of the Fiji Museum must be commended for putting the program together including refreshments that follow. A special appreciation also to the Caubati Youth Choir for the “ensemble” of harmonious hymns which infiltrated every corner of the museum during the service. A befitting service and celebration.

Fiji Museum added 14 new photos.

“ART OUTSIDE THE BOX”. With the kind assistance of Museum Victoria (Australia) and Freight Services (Fiji) Ltd, two unassuming shipping containers were subjected to artistic interventions at the Fiji Museum. The containers were necessary to aid in the fumigation of the objects when acquired by the Fiji Museum including those loaned and returned to the museum proper. Similarly the containers were meant for storage of Fiji Museum stores, exhibition materials and others easing current storage spaces inside the museum. The artistic transformation to give the containers a new visage both interior and exterior. A strenuous work and took more than 3 weeks to complete, the works of art was the mastermind of by Mr. John Mausio, a visual artist, who is also a member of the Fiji Arts Council. Colors and designs used to reinvigorate the containers were meant to:
(a) visualize the role of the museum as a repository of cultural objects,
(b) envisage a cultural space to transmit knowledge (both tangible and intangible),
(c) make the containers and space look presentable and for promotions.
(d) slow down the rust making the container last longer.
The unveiling ceremony for the containers was held at the end of last month (March 2018).
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“ART OUTSIDE THE BOX”. With the kind assistance of Museum Victoria (Australia) and Freight Services (Fiji) Ltd, two unassuming shipping containers were subjected to artistic interventions at the Fiji Museum. The containers were necessary to aid in the fumigation of the objects when acquired by the Fiji Museum including those loaned and returned to the museum proper. Similarly the containers were meant for storage of Fiji Museum stores, exhibition materials and others easing current storage spaces inside the museum. The artistic transformation to give the containers a new visage both interior and exterior. A strenuous work and took more than 3 weeks to complete, the works of art was the mastermind of by Mr. John Mausio, a visual artist, who is also a member of the Fiji Arts Council. Colors and designs used to reinvigorate the containers were meant to:
(a) visualize the role of the museum as a repository of cultural objects, 
(b) envisage a cultural space to transmit knowledge (both tangible and intangible),
(c) make the containers and space look presentable and for promotions.
(d) slow down the rust making the container last longer. 
The unveiling ceremony for the containers was held at the end of last month (March 2018).

Fiji Museum added 23 new photos.

Museums today have become agents of change and development and they have become part of the bigger communities that they serve and reach out to every group in the society. One such is our children. Providing an informal space for interaction coupled with educational, practical tools can provide a memorable, immersive learning experience for children. In March 2018, members of the “Save the Children Fund” Club visited the Fiji Museum and were met by the Archaeology Team. A special program was developed specifically for the club led by Manager Archaeology, his team and members of the Education and Promotion Section of the Fiji Museum. The activities provoke imagination of children and introduced them to a unknown world and subject matter i.e. archaeology and paleontology. The Fiji Museum space provided a unique environment for quality time for the children and their families. [Photos: Elia Nakoro]
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Museums today have become agents of change and development and they have become part of the bigger communities that they serve and reach out to every group in the society. One such is our children. Providing an informal space for interaction coupled with educational, practical tools can provide a memorable, immersive learning experience for children. In March 2018, members of the “Save the Children Fund” Club visited the Fiji Museum and were met by the Archaeology Team. A special program was developed specifically for the club led by Manager Archaeology, his team and members of the Education and Promotion Section of the Fiji Museum. The activities provoke imagination of children and introduced them to a unknown world and subject matter i.e. archaeology and paleontology. The Fiji Museum space provided a unique environment for quality time for the children and their families. [Photos: Elia Nakoro]

With Cyclone Keni subsiding (leaving the Fiji's) the general public is informed that the Fiji Museum will resume operations proper tomorrow. Staff will work with the Suva City Council to clear debris and other matter which otherwise would have been a risk to the general public and their vehicles. Please enter with caution always. From Management of the Fiji Museum. ... See MoreSee Less

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