Acknowledgements [chapter]

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have variously provided advice, assistance or general cheerleading at diff erent moments of the process. I am especially indebted to Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art, RPMBH, for her unstinting support and friendship, and for her valuable and always constructive criticism. As I traced the biographies of the collections discussed in this book, I benefi ted from fruitful periods of investigation at a variety of other institutions and from rewarding discussions and exchanges with many individuals.
more » ... would like to thank the librarians, archivists and curators of the Africa, Pacifi c and Asia Collections at the
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