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The plenary address entitled The Return of Curiosity: What Museums are Good For in the Twenty-First Century will be given by Trinity Fellow Professor Nicholas Thomas, Director & Curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Professor Thomas is a leading scholar in Pacific island Anthropology and History whose 2010 book, Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire, was awarded the Wolfson History Prize. Thomas has worked in the Marquesas Islands, Fiji and New Zealand, in addition to consulting the collections of many European and North American archives and museums. In addition to Islanders, his notable publications include Entangled Objects (1991), Oceanic Art (1995) and Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook (2003).