Resonant Histories

Resonant Histories➮ [Ebook] ➩ Resonant Histories By Alison Clark ➺ – Bluevapours.co.uk This book explores the complex relational assemblage that is the ethnographic collection of Admiral Edward Henry Meggs Davis made during the three voyages of the HMS Royalist between 1890 1893 The col This book explores the complex relational assemblage that is the ethnographic collection of Admiral Edward Henry Meggs Davis made during the three voyages of the HMS Royalist between The collection is indicative not just of a period of colonial collecting in the Pacific but also the development of museum collections in the UK and Europe This period of history also affects the way that Pacific Islanders think about their own lives todayUsing the collections as a starting point the book is divided into three parts The first will provide the historical background to the three voyages of the HMS Royalist discussing each voyage its aims and outcomes and the role that Davis played within this This will then provide the context for the large collection of objects made by Davis during his time as Captain of the Australian naval cruiser It will then interrogate the motivations of Davis to collect and the various means of collecting that he employedThe second section will consider what happened to the collection once Davis returned to England where and how it was sold and how the collection became a part of and subject to the networks of museums and private collectors in the UK and Europe during the end of the th century beginning of the th centuryFinally the third section will look at history and contemporary change Focusing on three Pacific Islands one from each voyage this section will explore how indigenous people discuss the arrival of the HMS Royalist in relation to contemporary life often as a means of understanding current social political or environmental issues and consider the contemporary significance of these dispersed collections to Pacific Islanders today.

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Resonant Histories PDF/EPUB ✓ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • Resonant Histories
  • Alison Clark
  • 10 November 2014
  • 9789088906305

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