Henrietta Lidchi - Gifts and Trades: The Building of Native American Jewellery Collections in the United Kingdom

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 101 (De Ciccio Family Auditorium)

This lecture is structured through four case studies (London, Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh) and looks at the circumstances that determined the collections of Native American jewellery in the UK from the 1890s onwards. Arguing that objects in museums have micro-histories of entanglement and that knowledge of the relations and alliances enhances our understanding of how collections are built as a whole, it charts personal trajectories, institutional histories, professional relationships and lasting friendships all expressed through the material legacy of Native American jewellery.

Funded by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.