Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections – Program

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Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections is an series of talks curated by CIDOC, COMCOL and ICOM Brasil and brought to you in a partnership with MAM Rio and with the support of Itaú Cultural.

This series of talks is organised as an online conference, divided over 5 days, each with a program of 2,5 hours, where invited speakers will discuss different topics on how to remodel the museum practices focusing on the debate and research about decolonisation. All the sessions are free, but limited to a maximum of 500 participants, and the registration is already open. The conference will use the Zoom platform.

All sessions will have simultaneous translation in English, Portuguese and Spanish


Program by sessions

Session #1 – 26-11-2021 – Opening session – Rethinking restitution and repatriation

Welcome speech by representatives of CIDOC, COMCOL, ICOM Brasil.
Welcome message from Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections organizing committee
Welcome message from Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections critical listener Keyna Eleison

Session – Rethinking restitution and repatriation
This session will be a community conversation where Indigenous women in museums will be in dialogue with each other around the ways they are working to unsettle colonial spaces, build pathways for transformative change, and participate in practices of organizational restitution and repatriation.

Host
Brandie MacDonald

Speakers
Noelle Kahanu
Alison Pascal


Session #2 – 30-11-2021 – Rethinking provenance research, information and knowledge sharing

Welcome message from Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections organizing committee

Session Rethinking provenance research, information and knowledge sharing
This session will have presentations from two researchers with different backgrounds about the theme followed by a debate moderated by Gabriel Bevilacqua Moore that will accept questions from the audience.

Host
Gabriel Bevilacqua Moore

Speakers
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
Norman Vorano


Session #3 – 03-12-2021 – Rethinking acquisition and disposal : decolonizing the art collections

Welcome message from Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections organizing committee

Rethinking acquisition and disposal : decolonizing the art collections

Host
Luciara Ribeiro

Speakers

Maya Juracán
Sandra Ara Rete Benites
Dalia Chévez


Session #4 – 07-12-2021 – Rethinking cataloguing, classification and digital presence

Welcome message from Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections organizing committee

Session Rethinking cataloguing, classification and digital presence
This session will have presentations from researchers, museum professionals, museum associations and museums to let us look into different particle issues about collections management and documentation. The session will have a debate including the audience participation.

Host
Leno Veras

Speakers
Mike Jones
Ananda Rutherford
Lina Nagel
ICOM Portugal


Session#5 – 10-12-2021 – Rethinking institutional transparency and accountability

Welcome message from Rethinking museum practices: decolonizing collections organizing committee

Session Rethinking institutional transparency and accountability
This session will discuss the political, strategic and ethics about the theme of the conference from the institutional point of view.

Program to be confirmed soon!