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Encounters : revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum / National Museum of Australia.

Encounters : revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum / National Museum of Australia.
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ISBN 9781921953262 (hardback)
Title Encounters : revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum / National Museum of Australia.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Canberra, A.C.T. National Museum of Australia Press, 2015.
©2015
Description 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), map, portraits ; 31 cm.
Contents Patron’s message -- Forewords -- Featured places -- Introduction -- Encountering truth: The real life stories of objects from Empire’s frontier and beyond -- Moving objects: Indigenous Australia in the British Museum -- Plotting the future by learning from the past -- Talking about objects and ancestors in the first person -- Curatorial challenges in representing the historical material of dynamic living cultures -- Objects in the exhibition -- Encounters with explorers and naturalists -- Encounters in new settlements -- Encounters with pastoralists and planters -- Encounters with colonial authorities -- Encounters with missions -- Encounters with collectors and exhibitions -- Objects without a story -- Indigenous Reference Group -- Community voices
Summary This book is published to accompany a ground-breaking exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, in which rare historic objects, collected during encounters between settlers and first peoples, are displayed alongside more recent artworks and artefacts made in the communities of origin. Encounters provides a stunning visual record of these objects, most of which are displayed in Australia for the first time since they were collected. But, more importantly, it frames the objects with the voices of the people whose ancestors first made and used them. In doing so, it reveals how these objects are not just a glimpse of lives past but continue to be embraced by living cultures today.
Subjects National Museum of Australia -- Exhibitions
British Museum -- Exhibitions
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions
Torres Strait Islanders -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions
Art, Aboriginal Australian
Art, Torres Strait Islander
Other Corporate Bodies National Museum of Australia
Call number NMA G 2015
NMA 2015
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Status Due Date
A00819471 NMA G 2015
National Museum of Australia publications (loan copy) . Available to Museum Staff .  
A00819482 NMA 2015
National Museum of Australia publications   . *, Not for Loan .  
A00819653 NMA 2015
National Museum of Australia publications   . *, Not for Loan .  
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