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Colonial Collecting and Display : Encounters with Material Culture from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Author: Claire Wintle
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Series: Museums and collections.
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In the late-nineteenth century, British travelers to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands compiled wide-ranging collections of material culture for scientific instruction and personal satisfaction. Colonial Collecting and Display follows the compelling history of a particular set of such objects, tracing their physical and conceptual transformation from objects of indigenous use to accessioned objects in a museum  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wintle, Claire.
Colonial Collecting and Display : Encounters with Material Culture from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
New York : Berghahn Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Wintle
ISBN: 9780857459428 0857459422 1299777708 9781299777705
OCLC Number: 855505452
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Contents: List of Figures; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Maps; Introduction: Imperial Encounters and Material Culture; Chapter 1: Production, Use, Exchange --
Spheres of Influence in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Chapter 2: Colonial Perspectives on Material Culture from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Chaper 3: Wider Spheres of Influence --
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Victorian and Edwardian Britain; Chapter 4: Public Property --
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands at Brighton Museum, 1900-1949; Chapter 5: Objects and Encounters Today; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Museums and collections.

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Colonial Collecting and Display follows the compelling history of a particular set of such objects, tracing their physical and conceptual transformation from objects of indigenous use to accessioned  Read more...

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