Alois Kuaso

Pomat’s artefacts decision applauded

Caretaker Manager of the National Museum, Alois Kuaso, and Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, welcomed the announcement.

The artefacts were removed from the House in December 2013 by the former Speaker Theo Zurenouc, who said his actions were aimed at cleansing the building of evil spirits.

However, after the National Court ruled in favour of the National Museum, Speaker Job Pomat announced that his office was working with the latter to have the artefacts back on display in Parliament.

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This effort reflects the Museum’s role as one of the four partner institutions of the Kokoda Initiative, to care for the environment, the people and the Track itself in the region between Owers’ Corner and Kokoda.

The Museum’s caretaker manager, Alois Kuaso, said the Museum has a greater role in protecting and preserving the nation’s heritage and ensure the collections are given greater emphasis. It further focuses on protecting and promoting artefacts available after World War II and the stories that surround them.