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Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia

Colonia, Yap
Email: Danielle[at]rgumbiner.com
Phone: 1-877-350-1300
Website: http://www.ethnicartinstitute.org/
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9.516365, 138.120536

Overview of Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia

The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, a non-profit organization, was established on the Island of Yap, Micronesia in 1994 by the Robert Gumbiner Foundation. The Institute is dedicated to reviving and recreating the indigenous art of Micronesia.

Of the three principal Ethnic divisions of the Pacific, Micronesian Art is less familiar (or unknown) to most individuals, and there are few collectors. Polynesian and the Melanesian art forms are far greater known and more popular. Nevertheless, Micronesians have achieved impressive art forms that were both functional and spiritual, and the Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia is dedicated to preserving it for future generations.

The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia sells all their woodwork and carvings in the hotel gift shop.

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