Model of a Summer Camp


This book is not yet published, but will be available from February 2021.

ISBN: 9780714124889 Category:

Tatiana Argounova-Low, Alison K. Brown, Sushma Jansari


Model of a Summer Camp is an intriguing object with a range of stories to tell. Originating in the Sakha (Yakutia) region of far northeastern Russia, it depicts a yhyakh celebration – a festival of huge cultural importance to the region. This concise book takes a detailed look at the object, revealing the intricacies of the yhyakh and the model’s fascinating journey from Siberia to the British Museum. The recent resurgence of interest around the model is also explored, where creative responses and research have enriched our understanding of its stories.

This book gives readers the opportunity to learn about a unique object in the British Museum’s Collection and the rich heritage of Sakha (Yakutia).

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 14.7 x 21 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 February 2021
Number of pages 64
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14.7 x 21 cm
Weight 300 g

Dr Tatiana Argounova-Low is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen.

Professor Alison K. Brown holds a Personal Chair in Social Anthropology and is an Honorary Curatorial Fellow at the University of Aberdeen.

Dr Sushma Jansari is Tabor Foundation Curator, South Asia at the British Museum.