By the end of 2007, at the suggestion of Dr. Thorolf Lipp, Martina Kleinert M.A., Dr. Michaela Appel and Prof. Dr. Dr. Sturm, a mixed group of cultural producers and cultural anthropologists, representatives of politics, economy and media teamed up for the foundation of a civic initiative: the "Forum deutsch-pazifischer Begegnungen e.V." ("Panel of German-Pacific Encounters).

More information about the association and its motto - mediating foreign worlds, enabling exchange, encouraging understanding - can be found here:

"UrSprung in der Südsee" - An Encounter with the Pentecost Landdivers is the first project organized by the association.

Naturally, with out the effective and persistent support and assistance of many cooperators i wouldn't be possible to realize this project. Our thanks does not only go to our donors but to everyone involved in the preparation and organization of the exhibitions.

The team

(in alphabetical order)

Michaela Appel
Angelika Brunner
Ulrike Folie
Gitte Gesner
Sabine Hess
Martina Kleinert
Stephanie Knöbl
Thomas Kulik
Thorolf Lipp
Martin Maden
Katrin Martin
Sascha Martin
Alexis von Poser
Anita von Poser
Mathias Ziegler