A collection of related media regarding the Asmat people and culture

Films & Video


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A World Away

30 minutes/color/video/1993/English 

Colleen Needles and Gary Feblowitz.

Supported by CBS TV, Needles and Feblowitz traveled to Asmat to photograph the Asmat environment and feasts.

Matjemosh: A Woodcarver

27 minutes/color/16mm/1964/Netherlands/English

Dir. Adrian A. Gerbrands

Prod. Agency: Stichting Film En Wetenschap; Universitaire Film, Utrecht, Netherlands
Source (U.S.): University of California Extension Center
Source (U.S.): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator

Intl. Source: British Film Institute (GB) Commentary by Dr. Adrian A. Gerbrands, Assoc. Dir., National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden.



Publications available through the AMAA @ UST:

    • Huber, Molly Hennen, Time and Tide: The Changing Art of the Asmat of New Guineafrom the collection of the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas, Oceanic Graphics, Hui Zhou City, Guang Dong Province, China, 2009 
    • Konrad, Ursula, Alphonse Sowada, and Gunter Konrad, eds., Asmat: Perception of Life in Art, the Collection of the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress, B. Külen Verlag, Mönchengladbach, Germany, 2002
    • Konrad, Gunter, and Ursula Konrad, eds., Asmat Myth and Ritual: The Inspiration of Art, Venice, Italy, Erizzo Editrice, 1996 
    • Trenkenschuh, Frank, osc, ed. An Asmat Sketch Book, series, Diocese of Agats-Asmat, Advantage Printers, Chicago
      Volume 1 & 2, 1972, 1982
      Volume 3 & 4, 1984
      Volume 5 Part A by Peter W. Van Arsdale, 1978
      Volume 5 Part B by Peter W. Van Arsdale, 1978
      Volume 6
      Volume 7, 1983
      Volume 8, 1981 


Related Links

Art Pacific
Guide to specific Asmat artifacts, links to other sites, and a list of books.

Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance Asmat Program

The Pacific Arts Association

An international organization devoted to the study of all the arts of Oceania.

ASAO - Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania

An international organization dedicated to compariative studies of the Pacific topics.

Papua Web
Informational network for student research, development workers, community leaders, government agencies on issues relevant to Papua.

Arsip Dokumen- Papuaweb Document Archive

List of new books, reports, articles.

Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance

The Asmat / Special Topics Page

The Metropolitan Museum has an outstanding collection of Asmat art, the majority of which was collected in 1961 by Michael C. Rockefeller.