Re-imagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives

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Re-imagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives by Julie Adams, Lissant Bolton, Theano Guillaume-Jaillet, Mary McMahon and Gaye Sculthorpe

On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s extraordinary voyages of exploration on the tall ship HMB Endeavour, this publication reflects on and charts the enduring legacies of his encounters with Pacific peoples.

Objects collected and images made on or associated with the voyages are explored alongside artworks created by contemporary artists from the Pacific region. Together, they reveal that understandings of history are rarely agreed and always shifting, while Cook and the impacts of his voyages are reimagined as complex, contentious and unresolved.

Pages: 64
Publisher: British Museum Press