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Museums, Religion, and the Work of Reconciliation and Remembrance
Discussion (with Video Recording)
In their collections and their buildings, museums often carry traces of religion, past and present, which they curate and narrate for diverse audiences. Increasingly, museums are called on to represent and acknowledge the politics embedded in these collections, whether by repatriating spiritually-charged objects acquired through colonial networks or by telling more complex stories of national histories of racism, antisemitism, and violence.
This public panel featured presentations by two museum curators who have long reflected on these issues: Jisgang Nika Collison (Haida Gwaii Museum, Haida Nation & Canada) and Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony, Germany).
Chair: Sharon Macdonald (CARMAH, Humboldt-University Berlin)
The event is a cooperation with the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and the University of Toronto, supported by the Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
Where, when, what?
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 6.30 pm