Museums and empire

Natural history, human cultures and colonial identities
Author(s): 
MacKenzie, John
ISBN: 
9780719080227
Date published: 
June 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Museums and Empire is the first book to examine the origins and development of museums in six major regions if the British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It analyses museum histories in thirteen major centres in Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and South-East Asia, setting them into the economic and social contexts of the cities and colonies in which they were located.