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Decolonisation: Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach

19 January | 08:30 - 09:30

British Council

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Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for a new series of live online conversations for leading museum and gallery professionals in the UK and around the world to connect and share experiences in the current context of Covid-19:

Decolonisation: Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach

We are pleased to continue our series with a session titled “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, The Natural History Museum, Co-Founder of Museum Detox; Professor Shahid Vawda, Archie Mafeje Chair in Critical Humanities and Decoloniality Director of School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics; 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. 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."

Use the registration link for further information and to book your free place.