Museums and empire : natural history, human cultures and colonial identities

John M. MacKenzie

*Museums and Empire* is the first book to examine the origins and development of museums in six major regions if the British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It analyses museum histories in thirteen major centres in Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and South-East Asia, setting them into the economic and social contexts of the cities and colonies in which they were located. Written in a lively and informative style, it also touches upon the history of many other museums in Britain and other territories of the Empire. A number of key themes emerge from its pages; the development of elites within colonial towns and cities; the emergence of the full range of cultural institutions associated with this; and the reception and modification of the key scientific ideas of the age. It will be essential reading for students and academics concerned with museum studies and imperial history and to a wider public devoted to the cause of museums and heritage

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  • Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Canada: the origins of colonial museums 3. Canada: the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria 4. South Africa: the South African Museum, Cape Town 5. South Africa: the Albany Museum, Grahamstown 6. Australia: Museums in Sydney and Melbourne 7. Australia: the South Australian Museum, Adelaide 8. New Zealand/Aotearoa: the War Memorial Museum, Auckland 9. new Zealand/Aotearoa: the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch 10. Museums in Asia 11. Conclusion Index

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書名 Museums and empire : natural history, human cultures and colonial identities
著作者等 MacKenzie, John MacDonald
シリーズ名 Studies in imperialism
出版元 Manchester University Press
刊行年月 2009
ページ数 xv, 286 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780719080227
NCID BA91607375
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス