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Becoming Exotic

Notes on the Workshop  “Objects from Abroad: The Life of Exotic Goods in France and the United States”

by  Noémie Étienne  (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, Univ. of Zurich)

Fig. 1. Eugène Boban’s importation and exchanges network, between 1870 and 1890. © Manuel Charpy.

Fig. 1. Eugène Boban’s importation and exchanges network, between 1870 and 1890. © Manuel Charpy.

The interdisciplinary conference “Objects from Abroad: The Life of Exotic Goods in France and the United States”, held at the Centre for International Research in the Humanities, New York University, in April 2013, addressed the question of the lives of exotic objects in the United States and France between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Within this context, the focus was on Western use, display and function of objects coming from “abroad”: in other words, on the consumption of material culture according to the expression used by Ann Bermingham.…

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Meet the Reviewer – Made for Trade

7 November 2012, 11am – 4.30pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

An opportunity to critically interrogate the process of curating a temporary exhibition with curators, designers and conservators. Learn how a particular display of ethnographic objects was conceived and evolved, and participate in a critical evaluation of the end result.

This event marks the first of a new series of events offering professional development opportunities for MEG members and non-members.

Further details, including booking information, here

BOOKING CLOSES FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2012

IMAGE CAPTION: Calling card case, Lorette, Quebec , Canada. Woollen ‘Stroud’ cloth was a popular trade item among First Nations peoples in Canada. Local materials have been incorporated with moosehair embroidery used in a European design demonstrating trade and intellectual exchange across cultures. © Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

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