Sackler CPD Programme Study Day: Decolonising the Collection

Li Yuan-chia, Untitled, 1993. Unique hand-coloured print, courtesy of the Li Yuan-chia Foundation
Li Yuan-chia, Untitled, 1993. Unique hand-coloured print, courtesy of the Li Yuan-chia Foundation

21 November 2018

11.00—16.00

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3JL

Sackler CPD Programme members: free

£10 for non-members. Coffee and lunch included

This Case Day Study, in conjunction with the exhibition Speech Acts at Manchester Art Gallery, will explore the definitions of “decolonising” and “collections” – applying those notions to the museum in a thoughtful, engaged and reflective way. Speakers will consider past and current attitudes within UK institutions to constructively connect their collections with ideas of history, colonialism, identity and community.

Together with museum professionals, academics and artists we will discuss and interrogate the role of museums throughout examples of acquisitions, exhibitions, partnerships and alliances. Key note by Professor Catherine Hall, Chair Emerita of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership, UCL. Other speakers and participants will be announced.

 

Travel Bursaries are available for Museum Members, please apply by 19 October 2018. To apply and download the Contemporary Art Society Travel Bursary Form (.docx) click here

To book a place as a Sackler CPD Programme Member and/or apply for a bursary please email rsvp@contemporaryartsociety.org

To book a place as a non-Sackler CPD Programme member please pay using the link below







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