La paradoxale disparition des objets de type ethnographique rapportes par les Francais du Pacifique (1766-1842) (The paradoxical disappearance of ethnographic type objects reported by the French in the Pacific (1766-1842)
Despite numerous French scientific expeditions across the Pacific, from Bougainville in 1766 to Dupetit-Thouars in 1842, very few ethnographic objects - indigenous artefacts - are now held in public collections. The invisibility of such artefacts, or Oceania, brought back by French voyages of discovery contrasts sharply with the 2000 objects collected during the three voyages of James Cook and still preserved in repositories throughout the world. The rarity of archival records relating to the...[Show more]
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