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Author Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies. Conference (1st : 2006 : Brisbane, Qld.)

Title Hunting the collectors : Pacific collections in Australian museums, art galleries and archives / edited by Susan Cochrane and Max Quanchi
Published New Castle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 416 pages) : illustrations, maps, fascism
Contents Hunting the collectors / Susan Cochrane and Max Quanchi -- The Royal Geographic Society expedition to the Western Province of British New Guinea in the 1880's / Jude Philp -- The perils of ethnographic provenance; the documentation of the Johnson Fiji collection in the South Australian Museum / Rod Ewins -- In 'the land the rare bird of paradis'; Three collectors in southern New Guinea 1875-1887 / Susan Davies -- Career moves; German speakers in the ethnographic field / Regina Ganter -- Thomas Farrell; Trading in New Ireland / Vicki Barnecutt -- Missionary positions; George Brown's bodies / Prue Ahrens -- A collector of images; the Pacific archive of photographer Thomas McMahon / Max Quanchi -- Edgar Waite's northwest Pacific expedition of 1918; the hidden collections / Barry Craig -- A Rara avis; the collecting of FE Williams, the government anthropologist of Papua and the Official Papuan Collection / Sylvia Schaffarczyk -- (Works of) paradise and yet; Stanley Gordon Moriarty, Tony Tuckson and the collection of Oceanic Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales / Natalie Wilson -- Mr Pretty's Predicament : Ethnic art field collectors in Melanesia for the Commonwealth Arts Advisory Board, 1968-1973 / Susan Cochrane -- Max Ernst; artist and collector / Christine Dixon -- Recollections of a Massim art collector / Harry Beran -- Who is collecting Pacific Island archives in Australia now? / Ewan Maidment -- The Pacific collections of the National Library of Australia; a reflection of national awareness and perception of the Pacific region / Susan Woodburn -- The Banaba-Ocean Island chronicles; private collections, indigenous record keeping, fact and fiction / Ken Sigrah and Stacey King -- Pacific collections in the National Museum of Australia / David Kaus -- Pacific focus; Bringing knowledge about photographic collections in Australia to Pacific communities / Tatiana Antsoupova and Ewan Maidment
Summary This volume investigates Pacific collections held in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, and the diverse group of 19th and 20th century collectors responsible for their acquisition. The nineteen essays reveal varied personal and institutional motivations that eventually led to the conservation, preservation and exhibition in Australia of a remarkable archive of Pacific Island material objects, art and crafts, photographs and documents. Hunting the Collectors benchmarks the importa .
Notes Papers originally presented at the inaugural conference of the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS) held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in Jan. 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnological museums and collections -- Australia -- Congresses.
Material culture -- Collectors and collecting -- Australia -- History -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Material culture -- Collectors and collecting -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Material culture -- Conservation and restoration -- Pacific Area -- Congresses.
Research institutes -- Australia -- Congresses.
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- Australia -- Congresses.
Pacific Area -- Study and teaching -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Cochrane, Susan.
Quanchi, Max.
ISBN 144384828X (electronic bk.)
9781443848282 (electronic bk.)