REVIEW ESSAY: Changing Debates in Museum Studies since NAGPRA

  • Max Carocci Goldsmiths College
Keywords: Native American, Repatriation, Museums, Cultural Property


REVIEW ESSAY: Naamiwan’s Drum: the Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinabe Artefacts (Maureen Matthews), The Changing Presentation of the American Indian: Museums and Native Cultures (National Museum of the American Indian), and Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture (Chip Colwell)

Author Biography

Max Carocci, Goldsmiths College
Max Carocci (MA, PhD Social Anthropology) is an anthropologist with 30 years
experience specialising in Native North American arts and culture. In addition
to having taught indigenous arts of the Americas at Birkbeck College and The
American University in London, Max has been consultant for Bonhams
Auction House, several European museums, The Royal Academy of Arts
(London), The Horniman Museum, and the British Museum. He has curated
exhibitions of Native North American art both in the UK and abroad. Max is
the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from The British Academy and
Sainsbury Research Unit at University of East Anglia. He was sole author of
two books on Plains Indian arts (McGill University Press, the British Museum
Press), and co-editor of two books on Native American history and material
culture. He has contributed to the indigenous North American artists section
of the Benezit Dictionary of Art (Oxford University Press Online), and has
published in catalogues for exhibitions of contemporary Native artists such as
Sarah Sense, Shan Goshorn, and Chris Pappan. His current work with
indigenous North American artists aims at bridging the distance between art
historical and anthropological approaches to Native North American arts.
How to Cite
CarocciM. (2018). REVIEW ESSAY: Changing Debates in Museum Studies since NAGPRA. Transmotion, 4(1), 127-132.