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A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals
Decolonisation: Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach

Tuesday 19 January, 8:30 am UK GMT (Greenwich Meantime)

Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association as we continue our series of live online conversations for leading museum and gallery professionals with a session called "Decolonisation: Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach".

This event is hosted by Tonya Nelson, Director, London, Arts Council England, who will be in conversation with Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator, Natural History Museum; Co-Founder, Museum Detox; Rachael Minott, Artist, Curator and Researcher; Museums Association Trustee; Professor Shahid Vawda, Archie Mafeje Chair in Critical Humanities and Decoloniality Director of School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town; and Peter White, Senior Manager, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement at Create NSW.

This discussion will be followed by an audience Q and A with questions submitted in advance. Email your questions for the panel to Oriana.Calman@britishcouncil.org by 15 January.

Together, the panellists will explore the following:

"In the past the decolonisation debate within museums was dominated by question of restitution of artefacts to countries of origin. However, as the conversation has expanded to consider how museums reflect the voices and experiences of a diverse range of audiences and communities, approaches have become less transactional. This session will explore the process of decolonisation through relationship building between countries, institutions, communities and people far and near."


Live captioning/ Claire Hill, speech-to-text reporter

British Sign Language/ Catherine King, Interpreter (BSL/English)

The session will be recorded and a full transcript available following the event.

Contact Oriana.Calman@britishcouncil.org if you have any access requirements

Jan 19, 2021 08:30 AM in London

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