On Display is a stimulating collection of essays about the politics of display. The authors are some of the leading New Zealand scholars active in the interdisciplinary space called Cultural Studies, and their subjects range widely, from colonial museum exhibitions to nationalist cultural display to contemporary art practices.
Introduction: On the Money Anna Smith & Lydia Wevers Serving the Wild Philip Armstrong & Annie Potts Beauty and the Beast: Plaster Casts in a Colonial Museum Roger Blackley The Whare on Exhibition Deidre Brown Accidental Tourists: Ans Westra, Gregory Riethmaier and the National Publicity Studios in Rotorua, c. 1963 Damian Skinner Splatt! Kaboom! Cultural Studies in NZ Alex Calder On the Beach: The Question of Local in Aotearoa/NZ Cultural Studies Chris Prentice Tear: Port Arthur, Tasmania Kyla McFarlane A Waltz on the Paepae: the Venice Biennale Jonathan Smart Museum and Archive: Framing the Treaty Paul Walker & Justine Clark National Culture and the New Museology Anna Neill The Atrocity Exhibition: Touring Cambodian Genocide Memorials Paul Williams Since Choice: Exhibiting the New Maori Art Peter Brunt
ANNA SMITH teaches in the English Department at the University of Canterbury. LYDIA WEVERS is the Director of the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University.