The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it

The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it

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By Alice Procter
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The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it is an indispensable manual for unpicking everything you thought you knew about art history. Colonial history of art in museums and monuments in the public realm is a thorny issue long overlooked, that society and institutions are only just beginning to address. Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to 'decolonize' our galleries? Must Rhodes fall?

Alice Procter gives us a vital new provocation to challenge our accepted narratives of art, museums, and the canon. Four sections – The Palace, The Classroom, The Memorial and The Playground –look at the fascinating, enlightening and often shocking stories of a selection of art pieces, including the propaganda painting the East India Company used to justify its rule in India; the tattooed Maori skulls collected as 'art objects' by Europeans; and works by contemporary artists who are taking on colonial history in their work and activism today.

Alice Procter is an art historian, and the creator of Uncomfortable Art Tours, unofficial guided tours exploring how major institutions came into being against a backdrop of imperialism. This is her first book.
  • ISBN 9781788401555
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We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

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Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

Unframed prints and small works:
UK – £30 each
Europe – £120 each
Rest of world – £150 each
 
Framed works and 3D objects:
UK – £50 each
Europe – £150 each
Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

Wine

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