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Curating empire : museums and the British imperial experience

Author: Sarah Longair; John McAleer
Publisher: Manchester, England ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2012.
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Curating empire explores the diverse roles played by museums and their curators in moulding and representing the British imperial experience. This collection demonstrates how individuals, their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Longair; John McAleer
ISBN: 9780719085079 0719085071 9781784993467 1784993468
OCLC Number: 796757085
Notes: Originally published in hardback in 2012.
Originally published in paperback in 2016.
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The case of Thomas Baines, curator-explorer extraordinaire, and the display of Africa in nineteenth-century Norfolk / John McAleer --
Visiting the empire at the provincial museum, 1900-50 / Claire Wintle --
Carving out a place in the better Britain of the South Pacific : Māori in New Zealand museums and exhibitions / Conal McCarthy --
Curiosities or science in the National Museum of Victoria : procurement networks and the purpose of a museum / Gareth Knapman --
Narrative as history, image as memory : exhibiting the Great War in Australia, 1917-41 / Jennifer Wellington --
The experience of a lady curator : negotiating curatorial challenges in the Zanzibar Museum / Sarah Longair --
A museum for Sierra Leone? : amateur enthusiasms and colonial museum policy in British West Africa / Paul Basu --
Edgar Thurston at the Madras Museum (1885-1909) : the multiple careers of a colonial museum curator / Savithri Preetha Nair --
Sir William Gregory and the origins and foundation of the Colombo Museum / Philip McEvansoneya --
Tipu's tiger and images of India, 1799-2009 / Sadiah Qureshi --
Afterword : objects, empire and museums / Sarah Longair and John McAleer.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Longair and John McAleer.

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