Model of a Summer Camp [Paperback]

Dr Tatiana Argounova-Low(Author); Professor Alison K. Brown(Author); Dr Sushma Jansari(Author)

ISBN: 9780714124889 | Published by: British Museum | Series: Object in Focus | Year of Publication: 2020 | 64p, H8.3 x W5.8, 38
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Model of a Summer Camp


The Model of a Summer Camp is an intriguing object with a range of stories to tell. Originating in the Sakha (Yakutia) region of far northeastern Russia, it depicts a yhyakh celebration – a festival of huge cultural importance to the region.

This concise book takes a detailed look at the object, revealing the intricacies of the yhyakh and the model’s fascinating journey from Siberia to the British Museum. The recent resurgence of interest around the model is also explored, where creative responses and research have enriched our understanding of its stories.

This book gives readers the opportunity to learn about a unique object in the British Museum’s Collection and the rich heritage of Sakha (Yakutia).

Table of Contents

In Focus: Model of a Summer Camp
From Siberia to the British Museum
Century Long Journey: Exhibiting the Model in Sakha (Yakutia)
Further reading
Picture credits

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