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.

This session is 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)

 

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, 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."

 

To register your free place please visit: 

https://BritishCouncil.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jYBSuyYiS6KtsG_5fbZKcw

 

 


ACCESSIBILITY

This session will have Closed Captioning and a British Sign Language interpreter.

The session will also be recorded and a full transcript available following the event: http://visualarts.britishcouncil.org/news/all-news/a-meeting-place-webinar-recordings/page/1

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

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

Please contact Oriana.Calman@britishcouncil.org if you have any access requirements or other queries.

 


MODERATOR 

Tonya Nelson, Director, London, Arts Council England 

 

SPEAKERS

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

Peter White, Senior Manager, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement at Create NSW