Unpacking the Collection

Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-8221-6 (Print) 978-1-4419-8222-3 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-26

      Networks, Agents and Objects: Frameworks for Unpacking Museum Collections

  3. Processes And Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

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      Pages 29-53

      “Suitable for Decoration of Halls and Billiard Rooms”: Finding Indigenous Agency in Historic Auction and Sale Catalogues

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      Pages 55-82

      Consuming Colonialism: Curio Dealers’ Catalogues, Souvenir Objects and Indigenous Agency in Oceania

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      Pages 83-115

      Plumes, Pipes and Valuables: The Papuan Artefact-Trade in Southwest New Guinea, 1845–1888

  4. Collectors And Nationhood

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-140

      Donors, Loaners, Dealers and Swappers: The Relationship behind the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

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      Pages 141-163

      The Bekom Mask and the White Star: The Fate of Others’ Objects at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris

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      Pages 165-182

      Agency, Prestige and Politics: Dutch Collecting Abroad and Local Responses

  5. Communities And Collections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-208

      Crafting Hopi Identities at the Museum of Northern Arizona

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      Pages 209-229

      Pathways to Knowledge: Research, Agency and Power Relations in the Context of Collaborations Between Museums and Source Communities

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      Pages 231-247

      ‘Objects as Ambassadors’: Representing Nation Through Museum Exhibitions

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      Pages 249-265

      Seats of Power and Iconographies of Identity in Ecuador

  6. Individual Collectors, Objects and Types

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267

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      Pages 269-288

      Hedley Takes a Holiday: Collections from Kanak People in the Australian Museum

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      Pages 289-305

      Death, Memory and Collecting: Creating the Conditions for Ancestralisation in South London Households

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      Pages 307-325

      Trials and Traces: A. C. Haddon’s Agency as Museum Curator

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 327-342