Engaging aesthetically with tapa barkcloth in the museum

Mills, A. (2018) Engaging aesthetically with tapa barkcloth in the museum. Senses and Society, 13(3), pp. 367-374. (doi: 10.1080/17458927.2018.1516025)

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Tapa barkcloth was a fabric replete with materialities of cultural and aesthetic values in 18th- and 19th-century Oceania. In the modern ethnographic museum, remote in time (and frequently space) from its origin, what remains to be appreciated cross-culturally? I think through a tripartite model here, in which certain aesthetic responses are taken as universal, others as shaped by cross-cultural materialities, and yet others as dependent upon the spatiotemporal contexts of creation and appreciation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mills, Dr Andrew
Authors: Mills, A.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Senses and Society
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1745-8935
Published Online:13 November 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Author
First Published:First published in Senses and Society 13(3): 367-374
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
662721Situating Pacific barkcloth production in time and placeFrances LennardArts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/M00886X/1CCA - HISTORY OF ART