This page showcases research in the field of material culture by UC Art History & Theory staff and afiliates. Explore the different projects, many of which are rich and detailed sites for research.
New Zealander Rewi Alley’s connection to the highest levels of China’s communist leadership, including Chairman Mao, helped establish the most extensive collection of Chinese art in New Zealand.
A collection over one hundred lantern slides document the work of Samuel Hurst Seager, architect of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials between 1920 and 1925.
This project investigates the relationships between books and urban city spaces.