Career development: domestic display as imperial, anthropological and social trophy

Wintle, Claire (2008) Career development: domestic display as imperial, anthropological and social trophy Victorian Studies, 50 (2). pp. 279-288. ISSN 0042-5222

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Abstract

Analyzing the dynamics of collection and display in the colonial context, this essay considers the South Asian artifacts collected by Sir Richard Carnac Temple, Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 1894-1904. Temple exhibited the teak carvings, body adornments, and hunting tools that he amassed throughout his career in his home, The Nash, which became the foundation of his public persona as a triumphant colonial chief, a “shining light” in the emerging discipline of anthropology, and a wealthy, upper-class lord of the manor. The politics of consumption, decoration, and self-creation converge in The Nash, offering a glimpse into how material objects removed from India during the late nineteenth century were consumed in Britain and how domestic display contributed to the formation of British identity.

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Subjects:V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design > W250 Interior Design
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V220 European History
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V240 Asian History
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
ID Code:9951
Deposited By:Claire Wintle
Deposited On:24 Feb 2012 14:20
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