skip to content
Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows

Author: Zachary Kingdon; Kathryn Brown
Publisher: New York ; London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019. ©2019
Series: Contextualizing art markets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard. While Ridyard's  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Kingdon; Kathryn Brown
ISBN: 9781501337925 1501337920
OCLC Number: 1089016320
Description: xxvii, 305 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / Kathryn Brown --
Introduction --
Prologue: Western Africa, Africans, and Liverpool's Municipal Museum --
Arnold Ridyard and his assemblage --
Diasporic dialogues: the Sierra Leonean donors I --
Trans-imperial identities: the Sierra Leonean donors II --
Coastal 'kings': the Gold Coast donors I --
Coastal cosmopolitans: the Gold Coast donors II --
Museum meanings: regimes of classification, representation and display --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Contextualizing art markets.
Other Titles: Study of trans-imperial cultural flows
Responsibility: Zachary Kingdon.

Abstract:

"The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard. While Ridyard's collecting efforts can be seen to have been shaped by the steamers' dynamic capacity to connect widely separated people and places, his Methodist credentials were fundamental in determining the profile of his African networks, because they meant that he was not part of official colonial authority in West Africa. Kingdon's study uncovers the identities of many of Ridyard's numerous West African collaborators and discusses their interests and predicaments under the colonial dispensation. Against this background account, their agendas are examined with reference to surviving narratives that accompanied their donations and within the context of broader processes of trans-imperial exchange, through which they forged new identities and statuses for themselves and attempted to counter expressions of British cultural imperialism in the region. The study concludes with a discussion of the competing meanings assigned to the Ridyard assemblage by the Liverpool Museum and examines the ways in which its re-contextualization in museum contexts helped to efface signs of the energies and narratives behind its creation."--Publisher's website.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Kingdon's timely efforts help to challenge our understanding of UK museums and their histories. Close archival reading and attention to complex socio-economic context illuminates the material and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1089016320> # Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1089016320" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_african_museums> ; # Art, African--Museums
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/england> ; # England.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/sammlung> ; # Sammlung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/kunst> ; # Kunst
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_collectors_and_collecting_england_history> ; # Art--Collectors and collecting--England--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/ethnografika> ; # Ethnografika
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_african_museums_england_liverpool> ; # Art, African--Museums--England--Liverpool
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Organization/world_museum_liverpool> ; # World Museum Liverpool.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/england_liverpool> ; # England--Liverpool.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/westafrika> ; # Westafrika
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/west_africa> ; # West Africa.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Organization/world_museum> ; # World Museum
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/commerce> ; # Commerce
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_museums_acquisitions_england_history> ; # Art museums--Acquisitions--England--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_west_african_history> ; # Art, West African--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/kunsthandel> ; # Kunsthandel
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/709.660744275/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_museums_acquisitions> ; # Art museums--Acquisitions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/great_britain_africa_west> ; # Great Britain--Africa, West.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/british_colonies> ; # British colonies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_west_african> ; # Art, West African
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/N7398> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_collectors_and_collecting> ; # Art--Collectors and collecting
    schema:alternateName "Study of trans-imperial cultural flows" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Person/kingdon_zachary_1962> ; # Zachary Kingdon
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Person/brown_kathryn_kathryn_j> ; # Kathryn J. Brown
    schema:copyrightYear "2019" ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description ""The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard. While Ridyard's collecting efforts can be seen to have been shaped by the steamers' dynamic capacity to connect widely separated people and places, his Methodist credentials were fundamental in determining the profile of his African networks, because they meant that he was not part of official colonial authority in West Africa. Kingdon's study uncovers the identities of many of Ridyard's numerous West African collaborators and discusses their interests and predicaments under the colonial dispensation. Against this background account, their agendas are examined with reference to surviving narratives that accompanied their donations and within the context of broader processes of trans-imperial exchange, through which they forged new identities and statuses for themselves and attempted to counter expressions of British cultural imperialism in the region. The study concludes with a discussion of the competing meanings assigned to the Ridyard assemblage by the Liverpool Museum and examines the ways in which its re-contextualization in museum contexts helped to efface signs of the energies and narratives behind its creation."--Publisher's website."@en ;
    schema:description "Preface / Kathryn Brown -- Introduction -- Prologue: Western Africa, Africans, and Liverpool's Municipal Museum -- Arnold Ridyard and his assemblage -- Diasporic dialogues: the Sierra Leonean donors I -- Trans-imperial identities: the Sierra Leonean donors II -- Coastal 'kings': the Gold Coast donors I -- Coastal cosmopolitans: the Gold Coast donors II -- Museum meanings: regimes of classification, representation and display -- Epilogue."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5540208985> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Series/contextualizing_art_markets> ; # Contextualizing art markets.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows"@en ;
    schema:productID "1089016320" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781501337925> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8I0624> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1089016320> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Organization/world_museum_liverpool> # World Museum Liverpool.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "World Museum Liverpool." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Person/brown_kathryn_kathryn_j> # Kathryn J. Brown
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Brown" ;
    schema:givenName "Kathryn J." ;
    schema:givenName "Kathryn" ;
    schema:name "Kathryn J. Brown" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Person/kingdon_zachary_1962> # Zachary Kingdon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1962" ;
    schema:familyName "Kingdon" ;
    schema:givenName "Zachary" ;
    schema:name "Zachary Kingdon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/england_liverpool> # England--Liverpool.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "England--Liverpool." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Place/great_britain_africa_west> # Great Britain--Africa, West.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain--Africa, West." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Series/contextualizing_art_markets> # Contextualizing art markets.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1089016320> ; # Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows
    schema:name "Contextualizing art markets." ;
    schema:name "Contextualizing art markets" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_african_museums> # Art, African--Museums
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art, African--Museums"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_african_museums_england_liverpool> # Art, African--Museums--England--Liverpool
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art, African--Museums--England--Liverpool"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_collectors_and_collecting> # Art--Collectors and collecting
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art--Collectors and collecting"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_collectors_and_collecting_england_history> # Art--Collectors and collecting--England--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art--Collectors and collecting--England--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_museums_acquisitions> # Art museums--Acquisitions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art museums--Acquisitions"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_museums_acquisitions_england_history> # Art museums--Acquisitions--England--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art museums--Acquisitions--England--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_west_african> # Art, West African
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art, West African"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#Topic/art_west_african_history> # Art, West African--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Art, West African--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5540208985#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:description "ebook version :" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1089016320> ; # Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781501337925>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1501337920" ;
    schema:isbn "9781501337925" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1089016320>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1089016320> ; # Ethnographic collecting and African agency in early colonial West Africa : a study of trans-imperial cultural flows
    schema:dateModified "2019-11-11" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.