Print this page

Bonshek, Dr. Elizabeth

elizabeth bonshek

Assistant Professor, Museum Studies
Faculty of Arts & Design

Bldg, Floor & Room: 7, C4
Telephone: (02) 6201 2031
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5419


Elizabeth is an anthropologist and has worked in museums for over twenty years, both as a collection manager and as a researcher.

Areas of Teaching

  • Museum Studies in the Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation

Research Interests

  • Her primary research interest focuses on the material culture and cultural heritage of Melanesia, and she has carried out fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Elizabeth is interested in all aspects of material culture studies, museums as ethnographic sites and “contact zones ”, and issues relating to museum objects and indigenous people in Melanesia.

Qualifications Obtained

  • PhD, Australian National University

Recent Publications

  • In press  “Melanesia: Art and Encounter” co-editors Lissant Bolton,  Nicholas Thomas and Julie Adams, British Museum  Press: London
  • 2011 “Collecting Relations: contemporary collecting in Papua New Guinea”, Journal of Museum Ethnography, 23
  • 2009 “A personal narrative of particular things: feather money from Santa Cruz”, in The Australian Journal of Anthropology (20): 74- 92.


Content goes here.


Content goes here.

Content goes here.

  • Link 1
  • Link 2
  • Link 3

Content goes here.