ADAMS, Julie et al.
Reimagining Captain Cook : Pacific perspectives
London, United Kingdom : British Museum Press, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Authors : Julie Adams, Lissan Bolton, Theano Guillaume-Jaillet, Mary McMahon, Gaye Sculthorpe. New copy.
On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s extraordinary voyages of exploration, this publication reflects on and charts the enduring legacies of his encounters with Pacific peoples. Objects collected and images made on or associated with the voyages are explored alongside artworks created by contemporary artists from the Pacific region. Together, theyreveal that understandings of history are rarely agreed and always shifting, while Cook and the impacts of his voyages are reimagined as complex, contentious and unresolved.