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Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display

Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display
   

This is a comprehensive assessment of the display of Maori culture from the 19th century to today - it traces the long journey from "curio to specimen, artefact, art and toanga (treasure). Ranging across museums, world fairs, fine art and tourism this worl fuses museum studies, a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877385339
Barcode 9781877385339
Published 1 May 2007 by Te Papa Press
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) By McCarthy, Conal

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ISBN-13 9781877385339
ISBN-10 1877385336
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 1 May 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By McCarthy, Conal
Category History
Visual Arts (Art, Fine Art, Decorative Arts)
Art Of Indigenous Peoples
Museums & Museology
Anthropology
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
Library of Congress History, History, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Maori (New Zealand people)
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 244mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 306.08999442
Catalogue Code 89550

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This richly illustrated book presents a comprehensive assessment of the display of Maori culture from the 19th Century to today. In doing so, Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display traces the long journey from curio to specimen, artefact, art and taonga (treasure). Drawing on extensive and groundbreaking research, Exhibiting Maori reveals for the first time the remarkable story of Maori resistance to, involvement in, and eventual capture of the display of their culture. Ranging across museums, world fairs, fine art, and tourism, Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display fuses museum studies, anthropology, and visual and material culture to uncover a history of active Maori engagement with the colonial culture of display.

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Author's Bio

Dr Conal McCarthy was appointed Director of the Museum and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University in early 2005. His research includes NZ art and architecture, museum history and theory, visitor research, and heritage issues. His first book, a study of colonial architecture in North Otago, was published in 2002 by the Historic Places Trust. He has presented papers at several international conferences and written articles for: Art New Zealand, Sites, The Journal of Australian Art Education, New Zealand Sociology, The Journal of New Zealand Literature, and Museum Management and Curatorship.

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