Collecting in the South Sea

The Voyage of Bruni d’Entrecasteaux 1791-1794

Edited by Bronwen Douglas, Fanny Wonu Veys, and Billie Lythberg | 2018

This book is a study of ‘collecting’ undertaken by Joseph Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux and his shipmates in Tasmania, the western Pacific Islands, and Indonesia. In 1791–1794 Bruni d’Entrecasteaux led a French naval expedition in search…




Fighting Fibres

Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections

Edited by Julie Adams, Polly Bence and Alison Clark | 2018

This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the…




Style and Meaning

Essays on the anthropology of art

Anthony Forge (edited by Alison Clark and Nicholas Thomas) | 2017

Anthropology’s engagement with art has a complex and uneven history. While material culture, ‘decorative art’, and art styles were of major significance for founding figures such as Alfred Haddon and Franz Boas, art became marginal…




Treasures in Trusted Hands

Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects

Jos van Beurden | 2017

This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematises these into war booty, confiscations by missionaries…




Lamak

Ritual objects in Bali

Francine Brinkgreve | 2016

This is the first study to examine in detail ritual objects known as ‘Lamak’, a fascinating and unique form of ephemeral material culture which is a prominent feature of Balinese creativity. A lamak is a…




Indian Detours

Tourism in Native North America

Edited by Pieter Hovens & Mette van der Hooft | 2016

With tourism becoming the largest single sector of the global economy it cannot but impact traditional societies in many ways, both detrimental and beneficial. Nowhere is the history of the tourist encounter between Native peoples…




Trophies, Relics and Curios?

Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific

Edited by Karen Jacobs, Chantal Knowles and Chris Wingfield | 2015

The British Missionary movement, which began in earnest in the early 19th century, was one of the most extraordinary movements of the last two centuries, radically transforming the lives of people in large parts of…




Collecting in the South Sea

The Voyage of Bruni d’Entrecasteaux 1791-1794

Edited by Bronwen Douglas, Fanny Wonu Veys, and Billie Lythberg | 2018

This book is a study of ‘collecting’ undertaken by Joseph Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux and his shipmates in Tasmania, the western Pacific Islands, and Indonesia. In 1791–1794 Bruni d’Entrecasteaux led a French naval expedition in search…




Fighting Fibres

Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections

Edited by Julie Adams, Polly Bence and Alison Clark | 2018

This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the…




Style and Meaning

Essays on the anthropology of art

Anthony Forge (edited by Alison Clark and Nicholas Thomas) | 2017

Anthropology’s engagement with art has a complex and uneven history. While material culture, ‘decorative art’, and art styles were of major significance for founding figures such as Alfred Haddon and Franz Boas, art became marginal…




Treasures in Trusted Hands

Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects

Jos van Beurden | 2017

This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematises these into war booty, confiscations by missionaries…




Lamak

Ritual objects in Bali

Francine Brinkgreve | 2016

This is the first study to examine in detail ritual objects known as ‘Lamak’, a fascinating and unique form of ephemeral material culture which is a prominent feature of Balinese creativity. A lamak is a…




Indian Detours

Tourism in Native North America

Edited by Pieter Hovens & Mette van der Hooft | 2016

With tourism becoming the largest single sector of the global economy it cannot but impact traditional societies in many ways, both detrimental and beneficial. Nowhere is the history of the tourist encounter between Native peoples…




Trophies, Relics and Curios?

Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific

Edited by Karen Jacobs, Chantal Knowles and Chris Wingfield | 2015

The British Missionary movement, which began in earnest in the early 19th century, was one of the most extraordinary movements of the last two centuries, radically transforming the lives of people in large parts of…







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