Reimagining Captain Cook

Pacific Perspectives


A fascinating account of the voyages of Captain James Cook re-examining his relationship with the people of the Pacific


ISBN: 9780714152158 Category:

Julie Adams, Lissant Bolton, Theano Guillaume-Jaillet, Mary McMahon, Gaye Sculthorpe


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.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 20.8 x 25.8 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 20 December 2019
Number of pages
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.8 x 25.8 cm
Weight 300 g


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