The BP Exhibition: Indigenous Australia Enduring Civilisation

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British Museum Press, 2015 - History - 272 pages
This extraordinary selection of objects showcases the beauty and knowledge embodied in works of art and everyday life from Indigenous Australia. Published to accompany the first major UK exhibition on Indigenous Australia, this ground breaking new publication explores the profound impact and legacy of colonialism, the nature of collecting and the changing meaning of objects now in the collection of the British Museum. The encounters between Indigenous peoples and colonists were complex and nuanced, and contemporary Australian society is still dealing with this legacy, trying to transform or reconcile different worldviews.

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About the author (2015)

Gaye Sculthorpe is Curator, Oceania, British Museum, and curator of the exhibition Indigenous Australia: Enduring civilization.

John Carty is a Research Fellow, Australia National University.

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