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Van Diemen's Land Memorial Folk Museum

Sanitising or celebrating the past?
The Van Diemen's Land Memorial Folk Museum 1957–2007

by Stefan Petrow

By ignoring Tasmania's convict past and focusing on pioneers, has Tasmania's history been sanitised by the folk museum's creators?

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Address to W. Laidley

Medievalism and the colonial imperative
Illuminating their links in colonial New South Wales

by Valda Rigg

This article investigates an ornate illuminated album, interesting not only for its reflection of the nineteenth-century revival of medievalism, but also for what it reveals of the metropolitan and rural development of New South Wales.

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Dead museum animals

Dead museum animals
Natural order and cultural chaos

by Libby Robin

Stuffed animals are no longer relegated to dusty drawers and museum showcases: taxidermy has shifted. Animals taken originally for scientific purposes have, two centuries later, become part of an art movement that speaks to a new ethics for non-human others.

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