The University of St. Thomas is generously sharing its collection of Asmat Art with the scholars at St. Peter Claver. The university’s American Museum of Asmat Art is dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and educating people about the art and culture of the Asmat people, who live in New Guinea. This shield was made around 1971 with wood, paint and leaves. A human figure sits at the top, and the sides are decorated with sago frond tassels. University Students came to teach our first and second grade scholars about the ways the Azmat people are the same as them and how they are different. The scholars later made their own shields.