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Book reviews
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Forgetting Aborigines

review by Maria Nugent

There is much more to learn about Australian cultures of memory in respect to Aboriginality. This is a timely book on an important intellectual project.

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(Re)Visualizing national history
Museums and national identities in Europe in the new millennium

review by Ben Wellings

This collection of writings seeks to explore the effects of post-1989 social and political change on European museums and their exhibits.

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International law, museums and the return of cultural objects

review by Michael Pickering

This book is a fascinating and informative history and should be a basic reference for all heritage professionals, not just those engaged in museums or repatriation and restitution.

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The makers and making of Indigenous Australian museum collections

review by Patricia Davison

The editors of this book invited contributions on Indigenous Australian collections in order to bring together a diverse body of comparative material that would shed light on how and why these collections were formed.

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A people learning
Colonial Victorians and their public museums, 1860–1880

review by Susannah Helman

This book examines the colony of Victoria's five major public cultural institutions between 1860 and 1880 and the way they developed as 'places where people took pleasure in learning both as a purposeful and serious activity and as an enjoyable recreation'.

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