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A Series of Firsts: Australian & Dutch Representations of the Dutch East India Company (VOC)


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Title: A Series of Firsts: Australian & Dutch Representations of the Dutch East India Company (VOC)
Authors: Ariese, Csilla
Issue Date: 2-Jul-2012
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: International Museum Studies
2012:3
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29589
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