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Fr Claude Joseph (1892–1986), or Hippolyte Janvier as he was called in civil life, was the author of the first systematic study of the material culture of the Araucanian Mapuche (Central Chile). He was active in the region from 1926 to 1932, but to date little has been known of the scientific...
This article considers the display of art as a ceremonial performance and a means of establishing social and political interaction between collectors and visitors. It demonstrates that in early modern Italy the actors of these mises en scène did not improvise, but would rather know their lines...
This article examines the collecting career of the Revd Richard Pococke (1704–1765), some time Bishop of Ossory and subsequently Bishop of Meath, who travelled extensively in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean from 1733–41 and accumulated a modest yet important collection of antiquities,...
Of Thomas Jefferson’s many accomplishments – President of the United States, co-author of the Declaration of Independence, and founder of the University of Virginia – his art collection fails to top the list. However, Jefferson’s vision for the developing nation involved a strong interest...
The creation of bespoke collections of plaster casts of ‘Celtic’ sculpture for the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition and museums in Dundee in 1904/11 and Aberdeen in 1905 provides a Scottish lens on a wider phenomenon and its context: South Kensington’s role in the provinces, museums...
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