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Encounters : revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum / National Museum of Australia
Bib ID 6932484
Format BookBook [still image, cartographic image, volume]
Description Canberra, A.C.T. : National Museum of Australia Press, 2015 
©2015 
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), map, portraits ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9781921953262 (hardback)
Summary

This book is published to accompany a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, in which rare historic objects collected during encounters between settlers and first peoples are displayed alongside more recent artworks and artefacts made in the communities of origin. Encounters provides a stunning visual record of these objects, most of which are displayed in Australia for the first time since they were collected. But, more importantly, it frames the objects with the voices of the people whose ancestors first made and used them. In doing so, it reveals how these objects are not just a glimpse of lives past, but continue to be embraced by living cultures today.

Notes

Published to accompany the exhibition held at The National Museum of Australia, 27 November 2015 to 28 March, 2016.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Art, Torres Strait Islander.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.  |  Colonisation.  |  Art - Exhibitions.  |  Technology.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Museums and keeping places - Exhibition and display.  |  Culture.  |  Weapons.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Indigenous Heritage
Other authors/contributors National Museum of Australia, host institution
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