Exhibiting Maori : A History of Colonial Cultures of Display book cover
1st Edition

Exhibiting Maori
A History of Colonial Cultures of Display

ISBN 9781845204754
Published March 1, 2007 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This title cannot be sold by Berg to customers in Australia and New Zealand. Customers in these countries can purchase this title from Te Papa Museum Press in New Zealand.This richly illustrated book presents a comprehensive assessment of the display of Maori culture from the nineteenth century to today. In doing so, Exhibiting Maori traces the long journey from curio to specimen, artefact, art and taonga (treasure). Drawing on extensive and groundbreaking research, Exhibiting Maori reveals for the first time the remarkable story of Maori resistance to, involvement in, and eventual capture of the display of their culture.Ranging across museums, world fairs, fine art and tourism, Exhibiting Maori fuses museum studies, anthropology, and visual and material culture to uncover a history of active Maori engagement with the colonial culture of display.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The cultures of display1. 'Colonialism's culture,' 1865-19132. 'Our nation's story,' 1914-423. 'Art apart,' 1949-794. 'Emblems of identity,' 1980-19905. 'Mana taonga', 1991-2001Conclusion: The subaltern speaksGlossary

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Conal McCarthy is Director of the Museum & Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.