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15-Min Flash Talk: Shipwrecked Māori or plain sailing? Cultural controversy over an iconic picture
New Zealand's most accomplished artist Charles Goldie depicted the arrival of the Māori as a heroic shipwreck. Even though Māori generally like his minutely observed ethnographic portraits, they hate his picture of the arrival. How does this illustrate the debates about culture contact and why does it still matter?
Dr Robin Cohen will recount his experience with the curator of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki when he tried to reproduce Goldie's painting for a book.