Alli Rico: Objects as Sources of History #HistoryCamp

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Published on March 9, 2014

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PowerPoint from #HistoryCamp on March 8th, 2014: Objects as Sources of History by Alli Rico.

Provenance: Objects as Sources of History ALLI RICO HISTORY CAMP 2014, CAMBRIDGE, MA

What is provenance?  Provenance  The origin or source of something  Information regarding the origins, custody, and ownership of an item or collection1  Vital to museum collections  Basics of provenance can be found in most museum collections management systems

Objects as Historical Sources  Historical objects are primary source documents – you just have to dig!  Any object can be a source of history  Write down every question, follow every lead  Ask yourself:  WHAT is the object?  WHERE was the object made/where did it come from?  WHO made it?  WHY was it made?  WHEN was it made?  HOW was it made/HOW did it get here?

What can objects tell us?  Portrait paintings    Give insights to historical themes and styles Example: John Singer Sargent Photographs    Literally capture a moment in time Ask: what was the motivation behind the photograph? Anthropological objects   Reveals racism, ignorance   How foreign cultures were viewed at certain time periods Example: Toi moko and Maori culture ANY object can be a source of historical information!

Example: Fighting African Elephants  What: taxidermied male African elephants (Loxodonta africana)  Where: Aberdare Range, Kenya  Now at the Field Museum, Chicago   Why: scientific study, display  When: 27 July 1906  Photo: © The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. GN83723c Who: Carl Akeley How: shot, skinned, mounted.

What questions does this prompt? These questions will guide your research!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Contact me!  Email: alli_rico@outlook.com  Twitter: @alli_rico  Interesting sources:  MFA Provenance  Provenance Mapping Project from NEMA’s 2013 Conference (project to do with students)

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