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Dream keepers : collection and display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material culture in three European museums

Naumann, Peter James


Museums are places of contest and revelation. Ethnographic objects have been too simply perceived as the trophies of colonial conquest, appropriated from Indigenous makers and owners and kept in European museums. Through a detailed examination of three European museums’ collections of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander holdings, the thesis argues that a multi-dimensional reading of the museums and their collections offers a more nuanced understanding for both museums...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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