New issue of reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, Vol. 2 No. 2 (September 2007)
reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia is an independent, peer-reviewed academic journal, published online and in print twice a year. The aim of the journal is to promote research into, and stimulate awareness and discussion of, issues relating to museums and collections. Articles relate specifically to Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, or confront issues that are broadly relevant to museums or material history.
The editors welcome contributions relating to the role of museums in society, museum practice, and the history, collection, interpretation and display of museum collections.
In Vol. 2 No. 2 of reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia:
1. Alexandra Sauvage explores the origins and historical context of Paris's new ethnological museum, the Musée de quai Branly
2. Geoffrey Gray focuses on shifts in perceived ownership of the Sydney University ethnographic collection
3. Belinda Nemec traces Percy Grainger's quest for immortality through the endowment of his museum at the University of Melbourne, and
4. Ian McShane analyses aspects of the National Museum of Australia's institutional history in the context of wider developments in cultural and heritage policy.
This issue also features a commentary piece by Philip Jones inspired by his work on the South Australian Museum exhibition on Afghan cameleers in Australia, and a number of reviews of recent exhibitions and museum-related books by Australian and international contributors.
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