The Transforming Museum And Its Publics – Roundtable on museums in post/colonial societies

Veranstaltung im Rahmen der African Futures Cologne 2023

In the past, in Europe as much as in Africa, many museums and their exhibitions were catering to white European publics. In the globalized and postmigrant societies of today the colonial collections, with their painful histories and controversial present, draw together actors and groups that are affected in different ways by their sheer presence in the museums, the histories they embody, and the controversies that unfold around them.

The shift from “serving” to “creating publics” is a radical one and has to take place across national, cultural and social boundaries. It demands to go beyond hegemonic notions of inclusion and asks to transform the museum into a space of new epistemic and ontological happenings.

This panel will address the challenges museums in post/colonial societies face when they engage in transforming the museum radically. How can persisting forms of coloniality be overcome? How can different publics and their demands be addressed and met, be it local publics and stakeholders on site, so called source communities around the world, or African diasporic communities in Europe and the States?

Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.

Es veranstaltet das Global South Studies Center (GCSC) der Universität zu Köln mit Unterstützung der Volkshochschule Köln.
1 Abend
Freitag, 02.06.2023, 20:00 - 21:30 Uhr
1 Termin(e)
2 Unterrichtseinheiten à 45 Minuten (1,5 Stunden)
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FORUM Volkshochschule im Museum am Neumarkt, Cäcilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Köln, Altstadt-Süd
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