Installation Design and the Exhibition of Oceanic Things: Two New York Museums in the 1940s

On Wednesday 9th November , Kanaris Theatre, the Manchester Museum, from 3pm onwards Professor Robert Foster, University of Rochester, New York,  will be presenting his paper:

Installation Design and the Exhibition of Oceanic Things: Two New York Museums in the 1940s

 Further information regarding Professor Fosters research can be found at:

 http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3771

 The presentation is a result of ongoing collaboration between the Museum and the University of Manchester Pacific Interest Group and Department of Social Anthropology. The Manchester Museum has an international significant Oceanic collection with over 7000 objects including textiles, weapons, tools, masks and carvings.

Bone and shell fish hook, Maori, New Zealand. 1800-1900. The Manchester Museum Living Cultures collection.

Spaces are limited so if you would like to attend do be punctual!

Stephen Terence Welsh

Curator of Living Cultures

 

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2 thoughts on “Installation Design and the Exhibition of Oceanic Things: Two New York Museums in the 1940s

  1. This was such a fascinating talk, on so many levels. History of collecting and display, changing attitudes to ethnographic collections and to museum display, questions of access, art/artefact as commodity. I liked the anthropological take on museology issues.
    Looking forward to publication.

    • Irit, Thanks for the positive feedback. The paper has now been accepted for publication by The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA). I just have to get permissions for the images!

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