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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Gordon H. Brown Lecture 2014
Nicholas Thomas: A Critique of the Natural Artefact,
anthropology, art and museology
City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
10 December, 6PM
Hosted by Art History, Victoria University
of Wellington in partnership with City Gallery Wellington
Nicolas Thomas, Director of the Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK, presents a lecture on the
interpretation of indigenous art in anthropology and art history.
Thomas is the author of Oceanic Art (1995), Discoveries:
The Voyages of Captain Cook (2003) and Islanders:
The Pacific in the Age of Empire (2010), for which hewas awarded the
Wolfson History Prize.
The lecture will be followed by
refreshments and the launch of Thomas’s Body Art.
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