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For Science, Salvage, and State: Papua New Guinea's Earliest Colonial Museums

Edmundson, Anna


In recent years, growing attention has been paid to the complex relationship between museums, collecting and colonialism in the Southwest Pacific. This paper contributes to this wider body of research by presenting a baseline study of Papua New Guinea’s two earliest museums: an Economic Museum built in 1907 and an Anthropology Museum initiated in 1907, but not built until 1914. Both museums were financed and run by government departments within the newly established Australian Territory of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-12-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2018.1541132


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