IMA Annual Conference

2021 Irish Museums Association Annual Conference

Decolonising the Catalogues

19 - 30 November, Online

Decolonising the Catalogues is a programme of online talks and practical application workshops exploring how museums are looking beyond decolonisation as centred around acquisition practices, to find a more collaborative and ethical approach to all areas of work within the museum. 

It specifically aims to examine how museums have traditionally excluded marginalised ethnic groups from the process of documenting and describing material created from within their culture: the language used, from our databases to our displays. 

Decolonising the Catalogues will additionally examine how, in Ireland, there is also a need to address the ways in which the indigenous culture of Mincéirs (Irish Travellers) has been largely ignored or misrepresented by museums.


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