IN its effort to increase the i-Taukei cultural display, the Fiji Museum plans to include traditional and archaeological items from Vanua Levu in its collection.
Fiji Museum director Sagale Buadromo said the museum targeted items such as mats made from kuta (freshwater reed) from the Cikobia Island in Macuata, pots and other unique objects to be displayed in the museum.
"Our collections are mostly from Viti Levu and it's about time we explore other parts of the country to gather more items that will speak more of our tradition and culture," she said.
"We are also looking at items from Ono-i-Lau and Rotuma as well so that people visiting the museum can learn our culture from a wide range of items."
Mrs Buadromo said talks were in progress with relevant authorities to involve villagers in the collection of items.
At the Wainunu District meeting in Bua early this week, chiefs were told to inform villagers about collecting such items found in their respective villages.
The items would be collected and sent to the museum for preservation and display.
Traditional mats of Cikobia known as tabu kaisi and the renowned fans of Natewa known as sovatabua could be among other items collected for the museum.