British Art for Australia, 1860-1953: The Acquisition of Artworks from the United Kingdom by Australian National Galleries

Potter, Matthew (2019) British Art for Australia, 1860-1953: The Acquisition of Artworks from the United Kingdom by Australian National Galleries. British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700 . Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781472426369

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Abstract

This book explores, for the first time, the engagement of the five 'national' art galleries of the different regions of Australia with the UK art market. It deals with the trade in British artworks during a crucial period when the Australian colonies transitioned to become first dominions then a united Commonwealth. Through these developments Australia's relationship with the British empire was fundamentally changed, and I explore the collecting activities of these institutions in order to offer insights into the cultural diplomacy Australians engaged in to negotiate their own hybrid British identity. It challenges views that ‘imperial’ relations led Australian art galleries to blindly follow UK examples and instructions.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gallery Collections, Britishness, art history, art markets, cultural history
Subjects: V300 History by topic
W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 08:46
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 08:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39309

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