Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.
Session 3. Asian Collections in Canadian Museums and Galleries from the Nineteenth Century to Today
Starting in the 19th century, Canadian museums and art galleries began collecting Asian art and artifacts. Early collections came from the donations of collectors (mostly merchants and scholars), while later sources were more diverse. By considering the history and evolution of these collections, including their collectors and acquisition histories, it is possible to analyze how Canadian Asian collections follow the evolution of ideas in art history, influenced by imperialism, colonialism and Orientalism. We invite papers on topics related to the history of collecting Asian art in Canada including: how has the interpretation of Asian collections in Canadian museums changed in order to demonstrate awareness of diverse communities? How can we understand the unique position of Asian art in Canada and the significance of Canadian Asian collections in the global context? How to study the broader issues of matter, agency, and identity between Canada and Asia through the Canadian Asian collection?
Keywords: Canadian museums and art galleries, Asian collections, from the nineteenth century to today
UAAC-AAUC 2021 Session 3 Chair, Sisi Li, University of Regina.
The focus of her research and publications is the material and cultural exchanges between Asia and the West, especially the Asian collections in the Canadian art museums.