Collecting the West: How collections create Western Australia

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This projects maps how objects from Western Australia have circulated through global, national, and local collecting networks during the last 400 years.

Collecting the West re-defines Western Australia's place in the world by mapping and analysing what's been collected from Western Australia. Collecting the West is a collaboration between The University of Western Australia and Deakin University, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the State Library of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the British Museum.

Researchers of this project use nodegoat to establish a data collection of items that have been collected from Western Australia. nodegoat is also used as a publication platform to write and publish short essays on collected items.

Collecting the West runs between 2016 and 2020 at the the University of Western Australia in Perth. This project is directed by Alistair Paterson and funded by the Australian Research Council.

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