Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas

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"When things move, things change." Starting from this deceptively simple premise, Silvia Spitta opens a fascinating window onto the profound displacements and transformations that have occurred over the six centuries since material objects and human subjects began circulating between Europe and the Americas. This extended reflection on the dynamics of misplacement starts with the European practice of collecting objects from the Americas into Wunderkammern , literally "cabinets of wonders." Stripped of all identifying ...

Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas 2009, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292718975

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