Photo-Museology

The presence of absence and the absence of presence

Mark Adams and Nicholas Thomas | Forthcoming

Ethnographic museums, now often rebranded as collections of ‘world cultures’, appear permanently problematic, even as their contexts and the orientation of their activities change. Across...


The Compassionate Bodhisattva

Unique Southeast Asian images of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara

Sofia Sundström | Forthcoming

Southeast Asia has a long history with Buddhism that continues to the present day. Centuries ago, Buddhism spread to various areas of Southeast Asia, where...


Museum, Magic, Memory

Curating Paul Denys Montague

Julie Adams | Forthcoming

In 2012, a chance encounter between a curator and a century-old expedition journal occurred in the archives of a Cambridge museum. The journal was written...


This is not a grass skirt

On fibre skirts (liku) and female tattooing (veiqia) in nineteenth century Fiji

Karen Jacobs | Forthcoming

The Pacific ‘grass skirt’ has provoked debates about the demeaning and sexualised depiction of Pacific bodies. While these stereotypical portrayals associated with ‘nakedness’ are challenged...


Matters of Belonging

Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe

Edited by Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlić & Claudia Augustat | Forthcoming

Matters of Belonging foregrounds critical practices within ethnographic museums in relation to their diverse stakeholders, with a special focus on collaboration with artists and differently...


Photo-Museology

The presence of absence and the absence of presence

Mark Adams and Nicholas Thomas | Forthcoming

Ethnographic museums, now often rebranded as collections of ‘world cultures’, appear permanently problematic, even as their contexts and the orientation of their activities change. Across...


The Compassionate Bodhisattva

Unique Southeast Asian images of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara

Sofia Sundström | Forthcoming

Southeast Asia has a long history with Buddhism that continues to the present day. Centuries ago, Buddhism spread to various areas of Southeast Asia, where...


Museum, Magic, Memory

Curating Paul Denys Montague

Julie Adams | Forthcoming

In 2012, a chance encounter between a curator and a century-old expedition journal occurred in the archives of a Cambridge museum. The journal was written...


This is not a grass skirt

On fibre skirts (liku) and female tattooing (veiqia) in nineteenth century Fiji

Karen Jacobs | Forthcoming

The Pacific ‘grass skirt’ has provoked debates about the demeaning and sexualised depiction of Pacific bodies. While these stereotypical portrayals associated with ‘nakedness’ are challenged...


Matters of Belonging

Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe

Edited by Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlić & Claudia Augustat | Forthcoming

Matters of Belonging foregrounds critical practices within ethnographic museums in relation to their diverse stakeholders, with a special focus on collaboration with artists and differently...





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