"Exhibiting Critique? Potentials for Reworlding Ethnographic Museums in Europe"

Lecture by Sharon Macdonald on 1 November 2022 at dkw Cottbus

In the second lecture of the RTG's winter semester programme, Professor Sharon Macdonald (Berlin/York) will focus on ethnographic museums that over the last decade have been under the public spotlights as never before. Often accused of being products of imperial power relations and bastions of colonial loot, many have changed their names and sought to redefine themselves. The talk will look at some of the debates and developments in Europe. It will draw on a range of examples, including the Musée  du Quai Branly, the Humboldt-Forum, The MARKK and the Grassi Museum to discuss the potential of ethnographic museums for reworlding and engaging in critique.

The lecture will be held in presence at Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst Dieselkraftwerk in Cottbus, Am Amtsteich 15 at 4 pm and can also be followed via zoom. The zoom information can be found on the homepage of RTG 1913 on the day of the event.


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