Volume 3 number 1
March 2008

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

  • Cherie McKeich looks at the history of Museum Victoria's collection of Indian botanical specimens, first exhibited in colonial exhibitions in Melbourne in the 1880s
  • Louise Douglas summarises the development of colonial displays in international exhibitions and reflects on aspects of colonial identity, intercolonial cooperation (and rivalry) and the challenges faced by organisers in putting these displays together
  • Paul Arthur surveys the digital history field — a broad field that is becoming increasingly relevant to museum practice.

This issue also features a commentary piece by David Kaus on the important and sensitive area of the repatriation of secret/sacred objects, and reviews of recent exhibitions and museum-related books.