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McCarthy, Conal

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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Director Museum and heritage studies programme, Victoria University of Wellington. Selected publications: (With Tony Bennett, Fiona Cameron, Nelia Dias, Ben Dibley, and Ira Jacknis) Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology and Liberal Government, Durham NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming 2016; Museum Practice: The Contemporary Museum at Work, Oxford and Malden, MA: Wiley, 2015 (= International Handbooks of Museum Studies, eds. Sharon Macdonald and Helen Rees Leahy, vol. 3); Museums and Māori: Heritage Professionals, Indigenous Collections, Current Practice, Wellington: Te Papa Press, and Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, 2011; Exhibiting Māori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display, Berg: Oxford & New York, and Wellington: Te Papa Press, 2007; “‘To foster and encourage the study and practice of Māori arts and crafts’: Indigenous Material Culture, Colonial Culture and Museums in New Zealand”, in: Craft & Community: The Material Culture of Place & Politics, 19th-20th Century, eds. Janice Helland, Beverly Lemire and Alena Buis, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014, 59-82; “Carving Out a Place in the Better Britain of the South Pacific: Māori in New Zealand Museums and Exhibitions”, in: Curating Empire: Museums and the British Imperial Experience, eds. John McAleer and Sarah Longair, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012, 56-81; “Empirical Anthropologists Advocating Cultural Adjustments: The Anthropological Governance of Āpirana Ngata and the Native Affairs Department”, in: History and Anthropology 25:2 (March 2014), 280-295; “‘Our works of ancient times’: History, Colonisation and Agency at the 1906-7 New Zealand International Exhibition”, in: Museum History Journal 2:2 (2009), 119-142.

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