A counter tour of the British Museum’s Enlightenment Gallery

The gallery presents its collections as a product of an “age of discovery” when Europeans set out to explore new worlds, collect representative objects and, in the process, create new fields of knowledge such as botany, philology and anthropology.  In his talk, Jon Chappell reconsiders the collection by recognising that this was also a European “age of empires” in East and South Asia. for more, see here.

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