Transformation of the expeditionary enterprise: Perspectives on the Smithsonian's expeditionary history before 1948

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Creator: Taylor, Paul Michael

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Date: 2014

Citation: A Journal of Museums and Collections Vol. 9 number 2 Journal

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Summary

  • This article discusses the Smithsonian's involvement in expeditions throughout the world, including the 1926 expedition to New Guinea. It offers historical context for the Smithsonian's involvement in the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) in 1948.
  • Image is of Richard Peck using a movie camera to film villagers, Agintawa district, Nassau Mountains of New Guinea, 1926. Courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • Arnhem Land Expedition

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Smithsonian History Bibliography

Notes

Paul Michael Taylor is the director of the Asian Cultural History Program in the Division of Ethnology at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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A Journal of Museums and Collections Vol. 9 number 2 Journal

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2014

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Research expeditions
  • Ethnology
  • Australian Aborigines

Place

  • New Guinea
  • Australia

Physical description

Number of pages: 14; Page numbers: 1-14

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