Reinventing Africa

Museums, Material Culture, and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England
Author(s): 
Coombes, Annie E.
ISBN: 
0300068905
Date published: 
January 1994
Paperback
Price: 
£16.95
Pages: 
288

Between 1890 and 1918 British colonial expansion in Africa led to the removal of many valuable African artifacts. This fascinating book analyses the complex and contradictory meanings given to African culture as it was presented to the British public via ethnographic museums, large-scale international and colonial exhibitions, missionary societies, and the British and West African press.