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17 Jan 2020
09:30  - 17:00

Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Klosterberg 23, Basel

Dag Henrichsen & Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba

Public event

Workshop: Loose ends in the museum depot - on the status of colonial collections

Follow-up on the workshop "Stolen from Africa" held in May 2019

Colonial collections in various Swiss museums have recently received renewed scholarly and public interest. Has the status of colonial collections, whether legally, in terms of conservation, research and exhibition policies or with regard to accessibility and restitution initiatives, changed? We invite curators and scholars to join the workshop and discussion. The workshop is a follow-up of the "Stolen from Africa?" workshop on 8 May 2019, supported by the Schweizerische Akademie für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften.


09:30 Coffee/Tea

10:00 Welcome & Introduction
(Dag Henrichsen & Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba, BAB & ZASB)

10:15 Colonial collections in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zurich and Freiburg i.B.
Brief “status reports” from participants

11:15 Case study I: Objects, images & documentations - Namibian collections in the Museum der Kulturen, Basel
(Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba, Basel)

12:00 Case study II: Scattered – the Solioz collections in various Swiss museums
(Samuel Bachmann, Berne)

12:45 Lunch Break

14:00 Forming a Swiss colonial collections researchworking group
(Floriane Morin & Claire Brizon, Geneva)

14:45 The Koloniale Provenienzen working group of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung
(Esther Tisa Francini, Zurich)

15:00 Recent exhibitions - decolonising knowledge or curating institutional innocence?
(Moderated discussion, with reference to recent exhibitions in Basel, Lausanne, Freiburg i.B., Frankfurt etc.)


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