Book chapterThe space of the museum offers a unique opportunity to concretise the possibilities of new aesthetic imaginaries, from the curation of large-scale exhibitions to the intimate gaze invited by an object plucked from anonymity in storage and placed in a vitrine. In this essay, I explore an exhibition I curated...
BookAn investigation of the work of curation and of reactivating a colonial era collection by working with communities of origin, told through the lens of a particular collection made by Paul Montague in New Caledonia in 1914.
The scientific study of the materials used to create the Tahitian mourner's costume in the British Museum collectionThe British Museum houses one of the few examples of a complete mourner's costume from Tahiti in the world. For the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first voyage, the costume was displayed for the first time in over forty years. The conservation assessment of the numerous parts that compose the...
Tamburini, Diego ; Cartwright, Caroline R. ; Adams, Julie
BookThe accompanying publication to the British Museum exhibition Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives, held from 29 November 2018 – 4 August 2019. On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s extraordinary voyages of exploration, this publication reflects on and charts the enduring legacies of his encounters with Pacific peoples. Objects...
Adams, Julie ; Bolton, Lissant