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Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Klosterberg 23, Basel
Dag Henrichsen & Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba
Workshop: Loose ends in the museum depot - on the status of colonial collections
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.
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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