15 November 2011

The William Fagg Lecture 2011

ISLANDERS: EMPIRE AND ART IN THE PACIFIC
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum
Friday 9th December 2011
18.15-19.30
 
Nicholas Thomas
Professor of Historical Anthropology, and Director Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Following the voyages of Captain Cook, an extraordinary range of encounters took place in the islands of the Pacific. While the European intrusion was notoriously destructive, commerce and empire enabled Islanders to travel and interact in new ways. This lecture traces Pacific experiences of empire through the lens of some of the great and innovative art works of the nineteenth century, including objects in the collections of the British Museum.

The lecture will be followed by a reception

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