Mr Karel Kupka

Karel Kupka was a French ethnologist of Czech origin, who was a research officer with France's National Centre of Scientific Research. He started visiting Australian in the 1951, and later planned the Australian Arts room at the Museum of African and Oceanic Arts in Paris. He collected items in the early 1960s from Arnhem Land for various European Museums, and also collected a series of bark paintings for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies which at one time were deposited at the Institute of Anatomy, Canberra. See UNESCO COURIER articles.

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