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Front cover of the Encounters book  featuring a detail of a shield  depicting the artist’s great-grandfather, George Sibley, by Vernon Ah Kee.

Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum

This companion book to the groundbreaking Encounters exhibition reveals rare historical objects collected during encounters between settlers and Australia's first peoples. They are displayed alongside new artworks and artefacts made in the communities of origin.

The Encounters catalogue includes essays by experts from the British Museum and the National Museum as well as lavish photographs of every objects in the exhibition, many of which had never been displayed in Australia.


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