Volume 2 number 2
September 2007

In this issue of reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia:

  • Alexandra Sauvage explores the origins and historical context of Paris's new ethnological museum, the Musée de quai Branly
  • Geoffrey Gray focuses on shifts in perceived ownership of the Sydney University ethnographic collection
  • Belinda Nemec traces Percy Grainger's quest for immortality through the endowment of his museum at the University of Melbourne, and
  • Ian McShane analyses aspects of the National Museum of Australia's institutional history in the context of wider developments in cultural and heritage policy.

This issue also features a commentary piece by Philip Jones inspired by his work on the South Australian Museum exhibition on Afghan cameleers in Australia, and a number of reviews of recent exhibitions and museum-related books by Australian and international contributors.