Holding Meaning

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Article by Michael Prokopow

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HILE THERE ARE times when the production of objects results in unprecedented achievements in form and materiality, more often than not most things of everyday life owe historical debts to significant and rarified objects that have been copied for emulative and commercial gain. Take, for example, a two-piece, brown plastic flowerpot made by Jakobsen …

TSIMSHIAN TREASURES: Repatriation and Questions of Ownership

Raven mask

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Article by Donna McAlear

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he Dundas Collection of Northwest Coast American Indian Art was purported by Sotheby’s to be the last significant field collection of northwest coast art held by a single private collector before 57 objects from it were dispersed by them in October 2006 for slightly more than $7 million (U.S.).1 Since then, the Dundas …