Monthly Archives: December 2012

Masks and the Queen’s Jubilee in Belfast

Maruska Svasek Mask depicting Kate Middleton, sold at the time of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 In the summer of 2012, the 50+ Group from the Indian Community Centre in Belfast invited local Northern Irish senior citizens for a visit … Continue reading

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Death and remembrance: three objects

Barbara Graham The following three case studies are drawn from a particular context, that of death and remembrance. They explore the social lives of artefacts within that context and emphasise different aspects of how objects can be re-contextualized in terms … Continue reading

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Wax heads in Brazil

Joao Rickli The curious objects we see in this picture are wax heads displayed at a shop in Brazil. The words in Brazilian Portuguese specify to the customers that these are male heads (cabeça masculina) and the price announced is … Continue reading

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Ceramics and identity in Northern Argentina

Arnd Schneider  The first photograph shows a fogata, the burning of ceramic vessels in an open pit fire. Pit firing is, indeed, a very ancient method of firing and attested in several myths throughout the Americas (cf. Lévi-Strauss 1988: 54). … Continue reading

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