Moving objects: Reflections on oceanic collections: In memory of Epeli Hau‘ofa, oceanic visionary

Margaret Jolly*

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    In this article, I reflect on the aesthetics and cultural politics of Oceanic collections in several places, considering objects as “moving” in three dimensions: in the physical sense, in the affective responses they elicit, and in the curatorial contexts of their display. I start with the Cook-Forster collection in Göttingen and then move on to Honolulu and Canberra where this collection was exhibited for the first time beyond Europe in 2006.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)281-314
    Number of pages34
    JournalContemporary Pacific
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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