Julia Lum Examines Meaning of 18th-Century Belongings and Watercolors for Nuu-chah-nulth Creators and Their Ancestors

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In a scholarly paper published in Eighteenth Century Studies, Assistant Professor of Art History Julia Lum examines “the relationship between Nuu-chah-nulth ancestral belongings assembled on the third voyage of James Cook and a set of 18th-century watercolor albums produced in London by Sarah Stone.” Lum’s research explores how these belongings and watercolors can be read across cultures and eras, centering the perspectives of Nuu-chah-nulth creators and the descendants of those who met Cook in 1778.