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|Title:||A Series of Firsts: Australian & Dutch Representations of the Dutch East India Company (VOC)|
|Series/Report no.:||International Museum Studies|
|Keywords:||Dutch East India Company, VOC, Representation, Discourse, Nationalism, Post-colonial theory, Heritage, Museums, Authority, Politics, Western Australia, The Netherlands, Batavia.|
|Abstract:||Museums are often seen as objective providers of the truth. In this thesis, that notion is contested and, instead, the idea is explored that museums actively construct representations. These representations are steered by politics and discourses. Nonetheless, most visitors to historical museums are unaware that they are being confronted with representations of the past, that they are shown only specific histories and that these representations are displayed towards certain ends. The thesis focu... more|
|Appears in Collections:||International Museum Studies|
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