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Specialist Oceanic art dealer Anthony Meyer (pictured here with his dog Uno) who recently granted the inaugural Anthony JP Meyer Scholarship for Oceanic art. (Photo: Anne Deknock)

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The 2018-19 scholarship of €6000 is intended to cover the costs associated with field investigation and research and the presentation of findings. The grant was supported by the Friends of the Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum, the Société des Océanistes and the Quai Branly Museum Jacques Chirac. 

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Presentation of the Anthony JP Meyer award showing (l-r) Laura Mercier, Lionel Zinsou, la Laureate - Sophie Jacqueline, Anthony JP Meyer, Emmanuel Kasarherou. Photo © Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art, Paris.

It was awarded to Jacqueline for her project "The overmodeled skulls from Oceania: interests and limitations of their biomedical study,” part of her dissertation Ethics of the Study of Tribal Works of Art: Interests and Limits of Forensic Expertise in the Analysis of Tribal Art.

She is working under the supervision of Dr Philippe Charlier of the Université de Versailles.