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Artefacts of Encounter: Cook's Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories ed. by Nicholas Thomas et al. (review)

Artefacts of Encounter: Cook's Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories ed. by... 236 the contemporary pacific • 30:1 (2018) of the ethnography coming out of Billie Lythberg, an Auckland-based research there, I guess the answer is art historian; Maia Nuku, associate no, we can’t leave Kiriwina. Nor, it curator for Oceanic art at the Metro- seems, should we. politan Museum of Art; and Amiria Salmond, former maa curator and david lipset author of Museums, Anthropology University of Minnesota and Imperial Exchange (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Together, this *** group of curators, anthropologists, Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s and art historians has compiled an Voyages, Colonial Collecting and exciting and refreshing look at objects Museum Histories, edited by Nicholas from the Cambridge collection, which, Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, with over two hundred objects, is one Maia Nuku, and Amiria Salmond. of the most important collections of Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, Captain James Cook’s voyage artifacts 2016. isbn 978-0-8248-5935-0, 348 worldwide. pages, illustrations, notes, bibliogra- The book is divided into five parts, phy, index. Cloth, us$68.00. beginning with part 1, “Encountering Artefacts.” This section includes an Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s Voy- introduction by Thomas and Adams ages, Colonial Collecting and Museum and three essays by other members of Histories is a striking http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Artefacts of Encounter: Cook's Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories ed. by Nicholas Thomas et al. (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 30 (1) – Jan 12, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

236 the contemporary pacific • 30:1 (2018) of the ethnography coming out of Billie Lythberg, an Auckland-based research there, I guess the answer is art historian; Maia Nuku, associate no, we can’t leave Kiriwina. Nor, it curator for Oceanic art at the Metro- seems, should we. politan Museum of Art; and Amiria Salmond, former maa curator and david lipset author of Museums, Anthropology University of Minnesota and Imperial Exchange (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Together, this *** group of curators, anthropologists, Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s and art historians has compiled an Voyages, Colonial Collecting and exciting and refreshing look at objects Museum Histories, edited by Nicholas from the Cambridge collection, which, Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, with over two hundred objects, is one Maia Nuku, and Amiria Salmond. of the most important collections of Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, Captain James Cook’s voyage artifacts 2016. isbn 978-0-8248-5935-0, 348 worldwide. pages, illustrations, notes, bibliogra- The book is divided into five parts, phy, index. Cloth, us$68.00. beginning with part 1, “Encountering Artefacts.” This section includes an Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s Voy- introduction by Thomas and Adams ages, Colonial Collecting and Museum and three essays by other members of Histories is a striking

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 12, 2018

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