Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa

A Study of Trans-Imperial Cultural Flows

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A ground-breaking study of early collections from Africa in museums in northwest England, with a focus on the agendas of West Africans who helped to create them.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Illustrations
List of Colour Plates
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
Approach
Structure and Outline

2. Prologue: Western Africa, Africans, and Liverpool's Municipal Museum
After the Slave Trade
The Niger Expedition
Joseph Mayer and the Inauguration of Liverpool's Ethnography Collection
Between Empire and Trade
Conclusion

3. Arnold Ridyard and his Assemblage
Ridyard's Family Background and Methodist Identity
Maritime Career, Collecting Practices and Social Networks
Acquisition and Generosity
Ridyard's Dissenting Interests
Conclusion

4. Diasporic Dialogues: The Sierra Leonean Donors I
W. R. Renner, West African Capitalist
Krio Diaspora: Collecting and Culture in the Early Twentieth Century
Women Donors: Mrs W. E. Johnson and Miss B Yorke
The Muslim Donors: Colonial Exclusion, African Regional Trajectories
Conclusion

5. Trans-Imperial Identities: The Sierra Leonean Donors II
Freetown, Architecture, and Krio Self-Orientation
Krio Male Elites
'Upbuilding' and Empire
Claudius D. Hotobah During
Conclusion

6. Coastal 'Kings': The Gold Coast Donors I
Ababio IV, Amonu V, Acquah II, and Prince Tackie
Kojo Ababio IV, Accra Political Player
Potters of Accra's Western Plains
Ambiguous 'Traditionalist': E. W. Quartey-Papafio
Dr. Edward Mettle, 'Man of Mystery and Power'
Conclusion

7. Coastal Cosmopolitans: The Gold Coast Donors II
Frederick Lutterodt, West African Photographer
Arthur Robert Chinery, Euro-Ga Professional
John Mensah Sarbah, 'Cosmopolitan Patriot'
J. P. Brown, C. J. Bannerman and other 'Cosmopolitan Patriots'
Mobile Elites: C. J. Reindorf, H. Van Hien and others
Conclusion

8. Museum Meanings: Regimes of Classification, Representation and Display
Exhibiting Order
Re-arranging and Re-evaluating the Liverpool Museum African Collection in the 1930s
Erosion and Occlusion: The Ridyard Assemblage at the Liverpool Museum, 1905 to 1968
Conclusion

Epilogue

References

Index

Om forfatteren

Zachary Kingdon is Curator of African Collections at National Museums Liverpool, UK.