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Title :

Object lessons : Dutch colonialism and the looting of Bali

Author :
WIENER, Margaret J. ;
Publication year :
1994
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Discussion centers on Klungkung artifacts plundered from Bali by the Netherlands Indies government during the early years of the 20th century. (At present, 48 pieces of Klungkung loot are on permanent display in the National Museum). Such artifacts were rarely overtly subsumed to the Dutch imperial project by being identified explicitly as booty in public representations. The Dutch were more circumspect about their conquests, which the author sees as reflective of a mix of pragmatic commercialism and moral embarrassment. This was manifested not only in the treatment of war booty, but also in Dutch displays at the various world's fairs, and colonial expositions mounted in Europe and the United States from 1851 to just prior to the second World War. While most European displays at these events, particularly those of the British, carried a 'spoils of war' flavor, there was one consistent exception: the Dutch. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Bali (IDN) ; Butin ; Colonialisme ; Exposition universelle ; Hollandais ; Indonésie ; Leiden (NLD), Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde ; Pays-Bas ; Pillage ; Réception ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Bali (IDN) ; Booty ; Colonialism ; Dutch ; Indonesia ; Leiden (NLD), Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde ; Netherlands ; Pillage ; Reception ; Universal exhibitions ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
History and anthropology, 1994, 6, 4
INIST identifier :
24985440 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0275-7206 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Harwood, Chur
Publisher country :
SWITZERLAND ;