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Decolonising Your Museum

Date 29 January 2020
Time 10:00 - 15:30
Venue St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ
Organiser Museums Galleries Scotland

Free for Scottish Museum Workforce

About the Event

This day session will explore good practise and challenges for museums looking to develop approaches to decolonising museum collections, spaces, and interpretation. The day will begin with a key note from Bruno Verbergt (Operational Director, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium). Additional presentations will be from Scottish Museums working in this area, including from University of Aberdeen (Abeer Eladany, Assistant Curator) and from the team at the David Livingston Centre, Blantyre. The day will have a strong emphasis on work-shopped and practical elements, and include plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This session is designed for those already working in, or preparing to work in, this area, and is part of a series of discussions in early 2020 that will support Scottish museums to engage in important current conversations in museum practise. Participants should come with an open mind, prepared to question their own practise and to share lessons learned in a safe space with supportive colleagues.

There is a travel bursary available for participant attendance: please email Devon McHugh for information.


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Devon McHugh Senior Partnerships Manager 0131 550 4113