MONPA organizes 4 research
expeditions annually with funds made available by corporate or private
sponsors who have an interest in the preservation, conservation and curation
of all forms of non-primate art. All applications for sponsorship to undertake
an expedition must be made two years in advance to the MONPA Sponsored
Expedition Selection Panel.
research expeditions approved for 2000
Big Cat Dance:
Curator, Heather Busch will undertake an expedition to East Africa to
photograph tiger (Felis tigris) dancing at game parks in Kenya and Uganda.
Sponsored by Tiger Palm Products Inc. Singapore.
Ornithologist, Peter Hansard will undertake an expedition to collect rare
Bald Eagle winter dejecta from the alpine areas surrounding Vale, Copper
Mountain, Breckenridge and Aspen in Colorado, USA. Sponsored by Eagle
Biomusicologist, David Parsons will undertake an another seven month expedition
to Tibet in order to work with the monastic cat charmers of Chokpuri and
Lhasa. Generally, he will become more fully conversant with all aspect
of Tibetan cat charming and specifically, he will record the 1,786 fundamental
frequency variants of the bird-block and kitten bells. Sponsored by LEAP!
Food for Dancing Cats Inc.
Art Critic, Burton Silver will undertake an expedition to investigate
the aesthetics of territorial marks made by domestic cats living in alleys
adjoining top restaurant kitchens in Venice, Florence, Rome and Paris.
Sponsored by The Anabel Langbein Food Group Ltd.