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Ancestors, artefacts, empire : indigenous Australia in British and Irish museums / edited by Gaye Sculthorpe, Maria Nugent and Howard Morphy.

Ancestors, artefacts, empire : indigenous Australia in British and Irish museums / edited by Gaye Sculthorpe, Maria Nugent and Howard Morphy.
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ISBN 9780714124902
Title Ancestors, artefacts, empire : indigenous Australia in British and Irish museums / edited by Gaye Sculthorpe, Maria Nugent and Howard Morphy.
Publisher &/or associated date/s London : British Museum Press, 2021.
Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Note "Some information in this book derives from 'The Relational Museum and its Objects', a major research project involving the Australian National University, the British Museum, the National Museum of Australia and the Museum of the Riverina, funded principally by the Australian Research Council." --title page verso.
Contributors include: Michael Aird, Jilda Andrews, Bree Blakeman, Lissant Bolton, Ian Coates, Shona Coyne, Antje Denner, Penny Edmonds, Julie Finlayson, Natalie Harkin, Philip Jones, Chantal Knowles, Shino Konishi, Robyn McKenzie, Howard Morphy, Maria Nugent, Alistair Paterson, Matt Poll, Gaye Sculthorpe, Tiffany Shellam, Daniel Simpson, Peter Yu.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-265) and index.
Contents Part 1 – Encountering objects: 1. Introduction / Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum) Maria Nugent (Australian National University), and Howard Morphy (Australian National University) -- 2. Assemblages: Researching and interpreting dispersed Indigenous Australian objects and collections / Gaye Sculthorpe and Maria Nugent. Part 2 – Moving objects: 3. Reciprocity: Artefacts of Aboriginal trade and exchange / Philip Jones (South Australian Museum) -- 4. Travels with Bennelong: collecting in early colonial Sydney / Maria Nugent (Australian National University) -- 5. String ecologies: Indigenous Country and pastoral empires / Jilda Andrews (National Museum of Australia & Australian National University) -- 6. Naval Pathways: Tracing objects from nineteenth century Royal Naval voyages / Daniel Simpson (Royal Holloway University of London) -- 7. Excellent judgement: bark paintings in National Museums Scotland / Howard Morphy (Australian National University) / Antje Denner (National Museums Scotland) / Bree Blakeman (Australian National University) -- 8. Indigenous afterlives in Britain / Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum).
contents continued: Part 3 – Telling objects: 9. You are on Aboriginal land: interpreting gifts of stone / Matt Poll (University of Sydney) -- 10. Visitors to the rainforest: Engagements with environments and outsiders in far north Queensland / Lissant Bolton (British Museum) -- 11. Life in death: Funerary and mourning objects / Julie Finlayson (Australian National University) -- 12. History by design in the Kimberley / Shino Konishi (University of Western Australia) / Alistair Paterson (University of Western Australia) -- 13. Silent testimonials': shields from Queensland frontiers / Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum). Part 4 – Unsettling objects: 14. Exile and punishment in Van Diemen's Land / Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum) -- 15. ‘Intimate Relations’: Objects from the Port Phillip District / Penelope Edmonds (Flinders University) -- 16. Woven lives: Women's objects in colonial South Australia / Maria Nugent / Gaye Sculthorpe; Woven lives and threads of reckoning: an afterword / Natalie Harkin (Flinders University) -- 17. Objects of mobility: Swan River Colony / Tiffany Shellam (Deakin University) / Shona Coyne (National Museum of Australia) -- 18. Rough justice on the Kimberley frontier / Ian Coates (National Museum of Australia) / Peter Yu (Australian National University). Part 5 – Performing objects: 19. Unmasking the Torres Strait: objects and relationships / Chantal Knowles (Monash University) -- 20. Slow awakenings: Institutional engagements with Indigenous art / Howard Morphy (Australian National University) / Gaye Sculthorpe (British Museum) -- 21. 'Strange and complicated feats with string' / Robyn McKenzie (Australian National University) -- 22. Show people: Objects of popular performance / Maria Nugent (Australian National University) -- 23. 'Three boomerangs … a shillling for each': connecting objects and images from Moreton Bay, Queensland / Michael Aird (University of Queensland).
Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Great Britain
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Ireland
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities
Museum exhibits -- Great Britain
Museum exhibits -- Ireland
Australia -- Relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Relations -- Australia
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Sculthorpe, Gaye (editor)
Nugent, Maria (editor)
Morphy, Howard (editor)
Call number NMA G 2022
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