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Oceania at the Tropenmuseum by David van Duuren, Steven Vink, Daan van Dartel, Hanneke Hollander, and Denise Frank (review)

Oceania at the Tropenmuseum by David van Duuren, Steven Vink, Daan van Dartel, Hanneke Hollander,... 232 the contemporary pacific ‡ 26:1 (2014) Oceania at the Tropenmuseum, by lives of colonial populations. By then David van Duuren, Steven Vink, Daan the collection had been transferred to van Dartel, Hanneke Hollander, and the Colonial Institute in Amsterdam, Denise Frank. Amsterdam: kit Pub- which was renamed the Indies Institute lishers, 2011. isbn 978-9068327526; (Indische Instituut) in 1945, and then 216 pages, illustrations, photographs, the Tropical Institute (Tropeninstituut) endnotes, references, index. Cloth, in 1950, after the final “loss” (from us$45.00. a Netherlands perspective) of the Netherlands East Indies. The evolution This volume is one in a series of cata- of exhibition policies and aesthetics is logs designed to showcase and docu- traced through several chapters, from ment the genesis of the spectacular the glass cabinets and mass displays collections at the Tropenmuseum of of the Colonial Museum to the 2008 Amsterdam’s Royal Tropical Institute exhibition of Asmat bisj poles, the (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tro- museum’s largest postwar exhibi- pen). A dozen essays by curators and tion on the Pacific. Reports of visitor researchers familiar with the collection reception, not all of them admiring, provide a substantial context for the prevent this auto-history from slipping images of artifacts http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Oceania at the Tropenmuseum by David van Duuren, Steven Vink, Daan van Dartel, Hanneke Hollander, and Denise Frank (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (1) – Mar 12, 2014

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Abstract

232 the contemporary pacific ‡ 26:1 (2014) Oceania at the Tropenmuseum, by lives of colonial populations. By then David van Duuren, Steven Vink, Daan the collection had been transferred to van Dartel, Hanneke Hollander, and the Colonial Institute in Amsterdam, Denise Frank. Amsterdam: kit Pub- which was renamed the Indies Institute lishers, 2011. isbn 978-9068327526; (Indische Instituut) in 1945, and then 216 pages, illustrations, photographs, the Tropical Institute (Tropeninstituut) endnotes, references, index. Cloth, in 1950, after the final “loss” (from us$45.00. a Netherlands perspective) of the Netherlands East Indies. The evolution This volume is one in a series of cata- of exhibition policies and aesthetics is logs designed to showcase and docu- traced through several chapters, from ment the genesis of the spectacular the glass cabinets and mass displays collections at the Tropenmuseum of of the Colonial Museum to the 2008 Amsterdam’s Royal Tropical Institute exhibition of Asmat bisj poles, the (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tro- museum’s largest postwar exhibi- pen). A dozen essays by curators and tion on the Pacific. Reports of visitor researchers familiar with the collection reception, not all of them admiring, provide a substantial context for the prevent this auto-history from slipping images of artifacts

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Published: Mar 12, 2014

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