The British Museum exhibition on Raffles’ Collections

The British Museum is organising a guided tour for the Raffles’ collections on:  

11 December 2019, 13.15–14.00
Gallery tour with the curator Alexandra Green, Gallery 91, free
8 January 2020, 13.15–14.00
Gallery tour with the curator Alexandra Green, Gallery 91, free

The exhibition explores Sir Stamford Raffles’ collections from Java and Sumatra that arrived at the British Museum between 1859 and 1939. The show interprets the shape of the collection in relationship to Raffles’ publications, revealing his interests to be European in nature. While the purpose behind Raffles’ collection relates to Enlightenment concepts, the objects themselves provide glimpses of the relationships between colonisers and locals.

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