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Replicas are material culture with a direct dependence on more ancient archaeological things, but they also deserve to be treated as things in their own right. As archaeological source material replicas help to complete the biographies of things; they certainly add to our knowledge even if they might occasionally complicate matters. The majority of such(More)
Replicas may complicate but also help to complete the biographies of their parent objects. Disentangling the antiquarian history of the St Andrews Sarcophagus introduces an unexpectedly precocious and productive programme of early 19th-century replication of archaeological objects for the purposes of archaeological science ('expiscation'), and its(More)
16 Sally Foster examines the work of the Victoria & Albert Museum's circulation department in the late 19th century, to explore the reasons behind a growth in the production of plaster casts of early medieval sculpture W ith the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) at Dundee planning to open by 2016, it is timely to reflect on the earlier role of the V&A in(More)
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