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Reimagining Ethnographic Museum Collections

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The project

Objects of Culture and Science is a three-year project financed by the Swedish Research Council.

Precious currents

Over the past 50 years, the ocean currents on the East coast of Australia have started to change. With warmer water, the ecosystems that used to flourish along the Tasmanian east coast started to die.

Archives of shell

Ethnographic museums across Europe are full of objects that can help us think afresh the dangerous ways our worlds are being reconfigured by climate change.

About Us

Objects of Culture and Science is active in Sweden and in Australia.

The project is hosted by the Department of Historical Studies at Gothenburg University

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Resources

Shell stringing – a collection of online multimedia resources on the tradition of shell stringing in Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. The resource is part of The Orb, a project developed by Aboriginal Education Services, Department of Education, Tasmania.

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