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; presentations by artists Lubna Chowdhary and Marysia Lewandowska; curators Kate Jesson from Manchester Art Gallery and Jenny Dirksen from the Hamburger Bahnhof.
The exhibition Speech Acts is presented in partnership with the Black Artists & Modernism (BAM) Research Project.
Section 1: Uncomfortable Truths
12.00 – 12.05 Welcome by Kate Jesson, Curator Manchester Art Galleries and Dr Ilaria Puri Purini, Curator of Programmes Contemporary Art Society: “Decolonising the museum & the education system in the context of the forgetting of slavery in the dominant narratives of British history.”
12.05 – 12.30 Key note by Professor Catherine Hall, Chair Emerita of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership, UCL.
12.30 – 12.50 Dr Anjalie Dalal-Clayton, University of the Arts London: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Black Artists and Public Collections.”
12.50 – 13.15 Marysia Lewandowska, artist: “Revisiting Free Trade”.
13.15 – 13.30 Discussion moderated by Hammad Nasar, Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre.
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break. Tour of exhibition Speech Acts with Hammad Nasar and Kate Jesson.
Section 2: Collection and Displays
15.10 -15.30 Jenny Dirksen, academic project manager Hamburger Bahnhof. Case Study: “Hello World! A case study for reframing a collection”.
15.30 – 15.50 Kate Jesson, Curator Manchester Art Gallery.
15.50 – 16.15 Lubna Chowdhary, artist.
16.15 – 16.30 Discussion moderated by Dr Roshini Kempadoo, artist and reader at the University of Westminster, London.
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
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