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Resande människor – Resande föremål: En diskussion kring Anders Sparrmans Oceaniensamling härrörande från hans deltagande vid James Cooks andra världsomsegling åren 1772-1775
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis the Oceania collection of Anders Sparrman is examined and discussed. Anders Sparrman, who was a disciple of Carl von Linnaeus, participated on James Cooks second voyage around the world. During this voyage, Sparrman assembled the collection that today is stored at the museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. The collection is complemented by Sparrman’s own journal from his travels, providing his perspective on the items he collected and the islands he visited.

The items in the collection are analyzed through the aspects of hybridization, colonial herit-age and repatriation together with how collections of this type, with a dual cultural heritage, can be exhibited in a way so that both a national and international audience can take part of it. A rel-evant question is also what further research that can be done on collections of this type.

With this thesis I argue that a digital exhibition would be the best way to make collections of this kind available on a national and international level. Also research projects over country- and institutional- borders on these types of items would extend the knowledge about them and elabo-rate the whole history around these objects that both have a cultural value in Sweden and in the South Pacific.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 137 p.
Keyword [en]
Oceania, Sweden, Anders Sparrman, James Cook, museum of Ethnography, dual cultural heritage, cultural heritage management, exhibitions, material culture, 18th century, hybridization
Keyword [sv]
Oceanien, Sverige, Anders Sparrman, James Cook, Etnografiska museet, dubbla kulturarv, kulturarvshantering, utställning, materiell kultur, 1700-tal, hybridisering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296525DiVA: diva2:938739
Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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