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Recent Museum Exhibitions and Authorized Heritage Discourses about James Cook: "Shared history" and "the Performance of Privilege"

Abstract : Intervention in Colloque "Captain Cook after 250 Years: Re-Exploring the Voyages of James Cook", Sorbonne-Université, 7-8 Février 2020 You can see here the title of my talk. Recent Museum exhibitions and Authorized Heritage Discourses about James Cook: "Shared history" and "the performance of privilege"; Notice the conjunction "and" which allows a wide range of possible articulations. So: two elements of context, then three exhibitions. Now, commemorations causing controversy and leading to attempts to compensate in the interests of a claimed shared history is not a new phenomenon. I have two British examples here:-World war one and the shot at dawn. Slide: shot at dawn
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John Mullen. Recent Museum Exhibitions and Authorized Heritage Discourses about James Cook: "Shared history" and "the Performance of Privilege". Captain Cook after 250 Years: Re-Exploring the Voyages of James Cook, Sorbonne-Université, Feb 2020, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02554371⟩

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