Conal McCarthy is director of the Museum and Heritage Studies Program at the Victoria University of Wellington. He has worked as an art educator, curator, and exhibition interpreter at the New Zealand National Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato, and sits on the boards of the Adam Art Gallery and New Zealand Cricket Museum. Previous books include Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display (Berg).
"Aside from providing an accurate critical analysis of the history of biculturalism as it is played out on New Zealand's cultural stage, this book is of interest to folklorists and anthropologists in terms of thinking differently about decolonization, identity, indigeneity, and self-determination vis-a-vis material objects and display." Suzanne MacAulay, University of Colorado