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Oceania in Russian history: expeditions, collections, museums

Govor, Elena

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Although Oceanic collections in Russia are not the richest in Europe, they are among the most valuable. In total Oceanic and Australian artefacts in these collections number nearly 9,000 items, the majority originating from the South Pacific.245 Many of them, especially those of Russian voyagers, were acquired during early cross-cultural engagements and have well established geographical and temporal provenance. Russian interest in the Pacific was determined by the fact that by the eighteenth...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGovor, Elena
dc.contributor.editorLucie Carreau
dc.contributor.editorAlison Clark
dc.contributor.editorAlana Jelinek
dc.contributor.editorErna Lilje
dc.contributor.editorNicholas Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T06:34:10Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T06:34:10Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789088905896
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/170670
dc.description.abstractAlthough Oceanic collections in Russia are not the richest in Europe, they are among the most valuable. In total Oceanic and Australian artefacts in these collections number nearly 9,000 items, the majority originating from the South Pacific.245 Many of them, especially those of Russian voyagers, were acquired during early cross-cultural engagements and have well established geographical and temporal provenance. Russian interest in the Pacific was determined by the fact that by the eighteenth century Russia was both a European and a Pacific power. As a result of the gradual Russian colonization of Siberian territories, its first settlements on the Pacific coast, Okhotsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, were established in the eighteenth century. Expansion continued to the northwest coast of America, where the Russian-American Company established its colonies, known as Russian America, at the end of the eighteenth century. By the beginning of the nineteenth century these colonies attracted the first Russian commercial ships sailing from Europe across the Pacific with supplies. Russia’s footing in the northern Pacific also prompted exploratory expeditions ranging across the Pacific, especially during the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Interest in Oceania continued in the second half of the nineteenth century, when Russia had a Pacific naval detachment stationed in Vladivostok, which regularly visited the South Pacific islands and Australia as part of training exercises.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSidestone Press
dc.relation.ispartofPacific Presences: Oceanic Art and European Museums - volume 1
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rights© 2018 Individual Authors
dc.source.urihttps://www.sidestone.com/books/pacific-presences-vol-1
dc.titleOceania in Russian history: expeditions, collections, museums
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor210313 - Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB2421
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.sidestone.com/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationGovor, Elena, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage169
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage195
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
dc.date.updated2019-04-14T08:42:11Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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