Loed van Bussel


Loed van Bussel is a Dutch anthropologist and collector who observed and documented dance ceremonies performed in the Melkoi village of Uvol on the Melanesian island of New Britain. He collected a number of rappau dance crests in the mid-1980s, some of which were acquired by the Horniman Museum in 1997. Other parts of this collection can be found at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, ?Leiden Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter, and other locations.

Brief biography

anthropologist and collector

Collection Information

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