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 Europe and elsewhere, curators and other museum staff are committed…




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 by a young anthropologist, Paul Denys Montague, and recorded his…




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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 Europe and elsewhere, curators and other museum staff are committed…




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 by a young anthropologist, Paul Denys Montague, and recorded his…







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