Introduction: Museum histories in Aotearoa New Zealand: intersections of the local and the global

  title={Introduction: Museum histories in Aotearoa New Zealand: intersections of the local and the global},
  author={Rosi Crane and Bronwyn Labrum and Angela Wanhalla},
  journal={Museum History Journal},
  pages={1 - 7}
This special issue is the result of a two-day conference, ‘Held in Trust: Curiosity in Things’, sponsored by the University of Otago’s Centre for Research on Colonial Culture (CRoCC), and held at the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, in January 2019. The gathering, which was prompted by the 150th year of the Otago Museum, focused on histories of institutional collections and collectors in Aotearoa New Zealand set within a global intellectual and commercial context. We would like to thank all… Expand
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