Director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Regional expertise: North and Middle America
Special areas of interest/research: ethnography of Mexico, theoretical foundations of anthropology, critical museology
|Anthony Shelton is Director of the Museum of Anthropology at the Universiy of British Columbia, Vancouver and Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Art History, Visual Culture and Theory at the University of British Columbia. Previously he was Head of Collections, Research and Development at the Horniman Museum in London. His research interests range from theoretical foundations of anthropology to the incorporation of Latin American Art into Western collections. His active research includes work on the development and institutionalisation of visual cultures in 19th and 20th century Yucatan. |
Shelton, Anthony, „The Collector’s Zeal: Towards an Anthropology of Intentionality, Instrumentality & Desire”, in: P. ter Keurs (ed.), Colonial Collections Revisited, Leiden 2007, pp. 16-44.
Shelton, Anthony, “Museums and Anthropologies. Practices and Narratives” in: S. Macdonald (ed.), A Companion to Museum Studies, Oxford 2006, pp. 64-80.
Shelton, Anthony, “Museums in an Age of Cultural Hybridity”, in: Folk. Journal of the Danish Ethnographic Society 43 (2001), pp. 221-49.