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The Resource Cracks in the dome : fractured Histories of empire in the Zanzibar museum, 1897-1964, Sarah Longair, (electronic resource)

Cracks in the dome : fractured Histories of empire in the Zanzibar museum, 1897-1964, Sarah Longair, (electronic resource)

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Cracks in the dome : fractured Histories of empire in the Zanzibar museum, 1897-1964
Title
Cracks in the dome
Title remainder
fractured Histories of empire in the Zanzibar museum, 1897-1964
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Longair
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the most monumental and recognisable landmarks from Zanzibar's years as a British Protectorate, the distinctive domed building of the Zanzibar Museum (also known as the Beit al-Amani or Peace Memorial Museum) is widely known and familiar to Zanzibaris and visitors alike. Yet the complicated and compelling history behind its construction and collection has been overlooked by historians until now. Drawing on a rich and wide range of hitherto unexplored archival, photographic, architectural and material evidence, this book is the first serious investigation of this remarkable institution. Although the museum was not opened until 1925, this book traces the longer history of colonial display which culminated in the establishment of the Zanzibar Museum. It reveals the complexity of colonial knowledge production in the changing political context of the twentieth century British Empire and explores the broad spectrum of people from diverse communities who shaped its existence as staff, informants, collectors and teachers. Through vivid narratives involving people, objects and exhibits, this book exposes the fractures, contradictions and tensions in creating and maintaining a colonial museum, and casts light on the conflicted character of the 'colonial mission'in eastern Africa.--
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Longair, Sarah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Ebsco eBook Collection
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  • Peace Memorial Museum (Zanzibar)
  • Historical museums
  • Historic buildings
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Zanzibar
Label
Cracks in the dome : fractured Histories of empire in the Zanzibar museum, 1897-1964, Sarah Longair, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=841721
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction: Zanzibar, museums and the British empire
  • Museum precedents : British imperial culture, collecting and display in Zanzibar: 1897-1922
  • "Muskiti ya Bwana Sinclair" : building the Peace Memorial Museum, 1919-1925
  • "The same breed of museum worker" : curators, collaborators and the museum community, 1925-1942
  • Trusteeship of culture : acquisition and display of the museum's collection, 1925-1942
  • Explaining the "puzzling new world" : education and reaching out beyond the museum, 1925-1942
  • The museum and "the unhappy archives" : preserving Zanzibar's past in the era of decolonisation, 1942-1964
Control code
ybp12514590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781472437877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922468718
Label
Cracks in the dome : fractured Histories of empire in the Zanzibar museum, 1897-1964, Sarah Longair, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=841721
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-311) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction: Zanzibar, museums and the British empire
  • Museum precedents : British imperial culture, collecting and display in Zanzibar: 1897-1922
  • "Muskiti ya Bwana Sinclair" : building the Peace Memorial Museum, 1919-1925
  • "The same breed of museum worker" : curators, collaborators and the museum community, 1925-1942
  • Trusteeship of culture : acquisition and display of the museum's collection, 1925-1942
  • Explaining the "puzzling new world" : education and reaching out beyond the museum, 1925-1942
  • The museum and "the unhappy archives" : preserving Zanzibar's past in the era of decolonisation, 1942-1964
Control code
ybp12514590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781472437877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922468718

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