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scientific institutions that helped to shape the imperial understanding of the natural world. In Museums and Empire (2009), he examines the natural history museums that sprang up in the settler colonies of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in the nineteenth century. His study shows that these museums relied heavily on explorers and their expeditions to satisfy their ‘voracious hunger

in Writing imperial histories
Negotiating curatorial challenges in the Zanzibar Museum
Sarah Longair

Empire is only in its infancy. Whilst the role of museums as part of the machinery of empire – one of Cohn’s ‘investigative modalities’ 4 – has been acknowledged, John MacKenzie’s Museums and Empire was the first to place museums in the dominions and colonies and their complex, problematic histories at the heart of a study. His volume examines a wide range of museums in the settler colonies and India but does not include the East and West African territories. 5 Studies of museums in Britain provide important

in Curating empire
John M. MacKenzie

Library of South Australia and its Forerunners (Netley, South Australia, 1986). 21  See the article by Alison Gregg on the history of the library in Gregory and Gothard (eds), Encyclopedia of Western Australia, pp. 530–1. 22  John M. MacKenzie, Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial Identities (Manchester, 1909), pp. 85–86. 23  John McQuarrie (ed.), The Hill (Ottawa, 2015), pp. 92–101. 24  There is a great deal of information about Carnegie libraries on the web. Many of the publications on the libraries relate to the United States, but see

in The British Empire through buildings
Learning from Māori curatorship pastand present
Conal McCarthy
Arapata Hakiwai
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Philipp Schorch

. Accessed 1 December 2016. 10 J.M. MacKenzie, Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial Identities (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009); C. McCarthy, ‘Museums’, in Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand (Wellington: Ministry for Culture & Heritage, 2014), Accessed 1 November 2016. 11 C. McCarthy, Exhibiting Māori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display (Oxford and New York: Berg; Wellington: Te Papa Press, 2007); Schorch, McCarthy and Hakiwai, ‘Globalizing Māori Museology: Reconceptualising Engagement

in Curatopia
Chandrika Kaul

connections in the twentieth century; economics and empire explored through a focus on jute and the links between Dundee and Calcutta from the 1830s to the 1940s, to name but a few. 3 In addition, thematic studies of the military, monarchy, environment, music, race, sexuality, juvenile literature and advertising also give due prominence to India within their purview. MacKenzie’s work on museums and empire, for

in Writing imperial histories
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Collecting and connoisseurship
Katie Donington

relationship between museums and empire including Tim Barringer and Tom Flynn (eds), Colonialism and the object: Empire, material culture and the museum ( Abingdon : Routledge , 1997 ); John M. Mackenzie , Museums and empire: Natural history, human cultures and colonial identities ( Manchester : Manchester

in The bonds of family
Popular imperialism in Britain, continuities and discontinuities over two centuries
John M. MacKenzie

‘new imperial history’ often miss these significant phenomena. 24 For examples of social and cultural context, see John M. MacKenzie, Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures, and Colonial Identities (Manchester 2009). Museums constituted a means whereby science and anthropology were

in European empires and the people
Pakeha identity and the preservation and neglect of Maori material culture
Kynan Gentry

. 63 MacKenzie, Museums and Empire , p. 197 64 Paul Tapsell, Pukaki: A Comet Returns (Auckland 2000), p. 15. 65 Henare, Museums, Anthropology and Imperial Exchange , p. 94

in History, heritage, and colonialism
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Tourism and the exhibition of Maori material culture
Kynan Gentry

Address’, TPNZI , 14 ( 1881 ), p. 504; MacKenzie, Museums and Empire , pp. 265–71. 8 McCarthy, Exhibiting Maori, p. 22. 9 Deidre Brown has recently suggested that the whare is considered the finest example of the Turanga school of

in History, heritage, and colonialism
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

, Politics ( London : Routledge , 1995 ); Tony Bennett , Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism ( London : Routledge , 2004 ); Amiria Henare , Museums, Anthropology and Imperial Exchange ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2009 ); and John M. MacKenzie , Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial

in Subjects of modernity